Hunting Ground Scrapes Can Be Dangerous

Hunting ground scrapes made by bucks can bring unexpected surprises such as cuts and scrapes. When looking down, hunting ground scrapes, sometimes you are not aware of what is above or beside you. Sharp branches, metal objects or jagged glass can be waiting to snag the next victim. Carrying a first aid kit and knowing how to use it is essential when hunting ground scrapes.

Be Aware When Hunting Ground Scrapes

When hunting ground scrapes it is important to know what is around you. Branches can pose a serious danger by falling or puncturing the skin. Metal objects or jagged glass can be concealed under leaves, branches, bushes or even dirt. Typically you will be looking down when hunting ground scrapes. Scan the area ahead of time and be sure to look up for branches that are broken. When hunting ground scrapes, try to stay on a clear pathway if possible.

When Hunting Ground Scrapes Be Prepared To Administer First Aid

Even if you use caution when hunting ground scrapes an accident might still happen. A puncture wound, a cut or a scrape will mean administering first aid on the spot. Carrying a hunters first aid kit with you equipped with a whistle, a space blanket, two small working flashlights, a small mirror, a clean towel, antibiotic ointment, antiseptic towelettes, wound closure strips, small scissors, medical tape, latex gloves and sterile gauze pads will make sure you have the supplies you need should you have to administer first aid.
Just as you need to know what to look for when hunting ground scrapes you also need to know what to do when an accident happens. Puncture wounds, cuts and scrapes all need you to know how to access a wound, stop the bleeding and then care for the injury until it heals.

The first thing to do when bleeding is noticed is to access the seriousness of the wound and try to stop the bleeding. Has an artery or vein been severed? If so, get professional medical help immediately. Even if you seek professional medical help it is imperative to try to stop the bleeding while you are on your way to get help. To do this, apply a clean cloth to the wound and apply a firm, even pressure for fifteen minutes. Under most circumstances, the bleeding will have stopped by that time. If not, repeat the procedure.

If the wound is not serious, clean and cover the wound once the bleeding has stopped. Use antiseptic towelettes or clean water to remove the dirt and foreign material from the wound, apply an antibiotic cream, then cover the wound with sterile gauze pads making sure to tape the edges so dirt cannot enter the wound and cause infection. When hunting ground scrapes it is better to be aware and prepared than caught in a dangerous situation without the proper supplies needed to handle the situation at hand.