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Hunting Season Safety Reminders

With hunting season upon us, the Winnipeg Police Service would like to take this opportunity to remind the public of a few safety tips when venturing out into the wilderness.      

Remember the Three T’s:

Trip Planning:  Make sure a responsible person knows where you are going, when you plan on returning and what to do if you fail to return home as scheduled.  Completing a trip plan is extremely important. It explains your destination, travel route, equipment and expected return time. It is vital information to assist authorities searching for you in the event of an emergency.

“If no one knows you are missing, no one will be looking for you.”

Training:  Understand the potential hazards of the area and your activity and be prepared.  Hunter safety courses, first aid, navigation and basic survival are all recommended.  Being prepared will have a huge impact on the outcome of your adventure.

Taking the Essentials:

Flashlight, fire making kit signaling device (i.e. whistle/flares), Extra food and water, extra clothing, Navigational/communication devices (ie Map/Compass and GPS).  Know the limitations of any alerting devices ( ie cell phones can be a great tool but remember that there range is limited in many parts of our province and many phone maps don’t work outside of cell coverage), First aid kit, Emergency blanket/shelter, Pocket knife and Sun protection.

Take equipment specific to your activity, season and location.

There are a myriad of ways to explore Manitoba’s wilderness.  Whether it be hiking, biking, camping, hunting or some other outdoor activity, to ensure it is as safe and enjoyable as possible, please see for further information.