We’re sorry to disappoint you, but today’s blog post will not be about hunting for the elusive snow deer, also known as Moose.
An expert hunter once told me, “there are only two things you need to know about hunting for these animals: study their habitat and wait for deer tracks in snow.”
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of tips from experts from all across the internet so that you can learn how to hunt these gentle giants like a pro. Let’s get started!
1. Wear the right clothes.
First and foremost, it is important to know what to wear when venturing outside in winter conditions, as you are more susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite because of the low temperatures. Stay bundled up with a couple layers – sweaters, coats or jackets, gloves or mittens and hats are recommended!
2. Beware of icy patches!
Obviously, you will want to wear sturdy boots that won’t fall apart when they get wet or covered in snow, and you would be smart to invest in some waterproofing spray.
When walking around on ice in the winter, always make sure that you carefully choose your path. You may think that all snow is equal but some patches can be quite slippery so make sure to stay off those little ice traps you might run into on your way home from work! It’s also a good idea not to go out too late in the day either; nighttime temperatures drop which means slick roads and sidewalks.
3. Crank the heat!
Tough winter months can get exceptionally cold and if you don’t want to freeze your toes off, it is a good idea to turn up the heat a bit. You might not think that you need to turn on the gas during this time of year but it only takes one slip-up for your home’s temperature to plummet and for you to find yourself shivering in your pajamas.
4. Be wary of icicles.
These fragile formations hang from roofs and trunks of trees, looking harmless at a glance, but can actually be quite dangerous. Be sure to watch your step when you’re outside on a cold day and move the car in your driveway before heading into the house.
5. Store firewood away from the house.
It’s best to store firewood away from the house as a fire can quickly engulf your property and cause serious damage. Because firewood has been known to dry out over time, it is best to keep it stored somewhere outside of your home where there’s less chance of combustion. Ever hear that expression that goes “a spark can start a big fire!”? Well this is why!
6. Stay indoors during snowstorms.
If you venture outside in bad weather, you’re likely to risk falling into a ditch or off the side of a cliff and getting trapped on the side of the road. Even if you’re going out to shovel your sidewalk, stay inside your home. You’ll be less likely to injure yourself when you’re huddled indoors with a warm bubble bath!
7. Stay on the cell phone!
When out in snow-covered areas, try not to leave your phone charging at home – because when you do need it, there often isn’t any reception. If you’re going out to shovel your driveway or anything of the sort, bring it along with you and make sure that it is charged before you go!
It’s also important to stay hydrated and eat foods with a lot of Vitamin C in the winter time. It’s easy to get sick when you’re outside so these tips are meant to help keep your home healthy as well as safe.
8. And remember…
-If you’re out in the wilderness, it is recommended that you bring a buddy with you. -If you do go out on your own, let someone else know where you are going and when you expect to return. -Always be aware of your surroundings and remember that there are still wild animals roaming the countryside.
9. And lastly, this is important.
-If you see a moose nearby (they have very good eyesight) and you have a gun, DO NOT shoot it. If you do find yourself in an emergency situation, stay calm and try to take things as they come! It’s a good idea to keep a kit with you at all times, including some bandages and supplies for starting fires if necessary.
10. Be safe out there – Stay warm!
Don’t forget that we’re all human beings on this planet so don’t be too hard on yourselves if you screw up. It balances out in the end so enjoy your wintertime with your family and friends! Also, it’s always good to know how to fix minor problems when they do arise as this will make life easier when the cold months hit again.
There are only two things you need to know about hunting for snow deer: Study their habitat and wait. If you’re looking to survive the cold winter months, it’s important to stay warm and healthy. And remember, always try out your new deer hunting tips at home!
Have a safe and happy winter everyone!