Know and Respect Your Personal Limitations
All bowhunters should be aware of their limitations under various conditions.
- General Health: Heart conditions and other medical problems may limit strenuous activity. (A medical checkup is recommended before undertaking an extremely demanding hunting trip. Be sure to bring your personal medications.)
- Physical Condition: You may not be able to handle a strenuous hunt, or drag or pack out a downed animal, unless you are in good physical shape.
- Weather: Extremely low or high temperatures can put you at risk and also may affect the safe operation of your equipment.
- High Elevations: Exceptional physical conditioning is required at higher altitudes.