Q: Now let’s say you are hunting and the weather turns sour. Its starting to snow, the wind is picking up and the temp is dropping fast. How long do you tough it out or do you head in right away?
After answering this question that "I would keep hunting" some others responded stop hunting, go back, a deer is not worth the risk - it's about safety first dude.
This got me to thinking;
What exactly does safety first mean?
The absence of all danger?
Should we not hunt where there are poisonous snakes, wolves and bears?
An early antelope hunt can have a temp of 100+.
A late artic caribou hunt can have a temp -50 and wind chill -100.
A muskeg contains sink holes and you could fall through & drown.
Is it advisable to hunt where there is no cell service?
I spent 2 decades teaching advanced hunter education. In these classes we taught hunters how to be prepared and survive the unexpected. We viewed the unexpected simply part of the hunt. Has something changed when I wasn't looking?
For this discussion let's assume we ALL practice safe firearm handling.