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    The Safety Benefits of Hunting on Private Property

    One of the most important qualities of a great sportsman or woman is conscientiousness. That means cultivating an awareness of hunter safety best practices, a knowledge of state and federal regulations, and an attitude that prioritizes safety above all other considerations. If you’re hunting, you should know the basics of first aid, commit to handling your weapon correctly, understand how to be safe in a tree stand or other cover, and be aware of your environment.

    To some, the environment in which you hunt is all-important. Many Oklahoma hunters choose to hunt only on private property. They choose to do so because it adds safety benefits that are hard for the conscientious hunter to ignore.

    No Overcrowding

    When it comes to hunting, Oklahoma is one of the most exciting places in the United States. The state holds a remarkable variety of wildlife including deer, waterfowl, turkey, and even predators like bobcats and foxes. The downside, though, is the same as anywhere else: Public land tends to be overcrowded. When too many hunters rove too little land, things can get uncomfortable. Zones of fire overlap. Confusion abounds.

    On private land, the story tends to be quite different. It’s not a place where just anyone can park on the side of the road and go hunting. Good private hunting clubs ensure that the property doesn’t get overcrowded, creating a level of safety you can’t find anywhere else.

    A Controlled Environment

    When a landowner invites hunters on to private property, it is a two-way commitment. The hunter agrees to abide by the rules of the hunt club. In return, the property owner maintains the land.

    It’s no small commitment. Often acres of land must be protected. Poaching becomes a concern. When well-managed, though, the result is a controlled–and safer–environment with fewer variables than government-run wildlife management.

    A Simpler, Safer Way

    It all comes down to a simple philosophy: When a machine has fewer moving parts, it runs better and is therefore safer. Private property is not accessible to the public, which means fewer hunters and a more predictable hunting experience. Since it is not regulated by the government, at least not to the extent that public land is, the estate can be managed more efficiently and effectively. To the conscientious sportsman or woman, hunting on private land is a simpler, safer way.

    Contact Oklahoma Hunt Club for more information at 918.633.4589 or online today.