The Houghton County Sheriff wants to emphasize the importance of leaving a hunting plan with family and friends. Last night at 6:45 pm the sheriff responded to a call about a missing 62 year-old man in Stanton Township. Deputies found out that the man had been dropped off to his camp by a male and female acquaintance. The acquaintances forgot the location of the camp. And immediate family did not know the 62 year-old man’s whereabouts. Around 8:30 pm the Houghton county sheriff located the missing hunter at his camp in Stanton Township, and the hunter’s cabin was without heat for 24-hours. The man was found in stable condition.
As hunting season gets underway the Houghton County Sheriff urges hunters to leave a detailed plan for your trip to deer camp with a family member or close friend. A hunting plan should include details of when you expect to arrive and depart from camp, who you will be with during that time, directions to your hunting location and your contact information with your cell phone carrier. These details can make the task of locating lost hunters much easier on law enforcement and search volunteers. Stay safe and good luck this season to all Copper Country hunters.
.pdf example of a hunting plan from bowhunter-ed.com
Hunting plan and safety tips for hunters at hunter-ed.com