Getting Started – Hunting Basics

Beginner’s Guide to Elk Hunting

Hunting Basics–Hunter’s Safety Card

  • By Colorado statute, everyone born on or after January 1, 1949 who applies for a Colorado hunting license or preference point must have successfully completed an approved hunter education course.
  • The most basic purpose of a hunter education course is to teach safe, responsible firearm handling in the field, in the vehicle, and in the home after hunting. Through lectures, hands-on activities, and videos, students learn about firearms and ammunition, firearm safety, shooting fundamentals, and firearm and wildlife laws.
  • While hunter education courses enable safer hunting, they also help hunters be more successful in their hunts—and emphasize ethical hunting behavior. Subjects covered include hunter responsibility, wildlife identification and management, game care, outdoor survival, and more. Students also receive introductions to hunting with bows and black powder firearms.

Safety–10 Essential Hunting Survival Items

  1. Strike anywhere matches in a waterproof case with an emery board.
  2. Fire starter material in your waterproof case.
  3. A map of the area you are hunting.
  4. A compass.
  5. A small LED flashlight or headlamp
  6. Extra food, water, and water purification tablets.
  7. Extra clothing–waterproof rain gear, hat, wool socks.
  8. Sunglasses
  9. First aid kit
  10. Multi-use tool such as a Gerber or pocket knife.

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