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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.
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