On the Trail
A little effort can go a long way toward saving the natural
beauty of your favorite hunting spot.
Here are a few things you can do:
- Keep picketed horses well away from camp, lakes & streams
- Move picketed horses often
- Tie horses to highline stretched between sturdy trees
- When using horses, take a minimum number of animals needed
- Leave pets at home, or keep them under control at all times
- Leave the landscape better than you found it, for others to
- Stay on the designated trail while hiking or riding
- Avoid cutting across switchbacks
Three Terrific Tips -To keep from
- Short map: Carry a "short" map (cut down
or reduced to show the area you're travelling), know how to
read it & identify features & landmarks on the map before
you take off.
- Back trail: Stop often to look back down the trail
you just traveled. "Backtrail" to get a feeling for
what the country looks like from the opposite direction.
- Landmarks: Look for odd shapes or features that stand
out to remind you of where you have been. Make sketches &
notes, if necessary - keep the landmarks in the correct sequence.