There is so much to learn about how to call in the various species when hunting. It takes some instruction and lots of practice and some experimentation! Our meetings frequently cover this topic!
Guns go bang. That’s what they do. They are used safely millions upon millions of times every year, but the potential for injury and death is always there. For this reason, we need to follow basic safety rules at all times when handling firearms, including handguns like revolvers and pistols, rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, airguns, etc.
Despite the relative docile nature of western rattlesnakes, you still have to take precautions when hiking, hunting or camping in rattler country. So, listed below are some links to information on how to reduce the likelihood of “unpleasant encounters.”