Hunt safe, and not just in the woods.
Hunters practice safety in the woods when stalking a deer — but the State Consumer Protection folks also want them to be safe when the day's hunt is done.
There's nothing like spending a night or two in a cabin with some hunting buddies, but it gets cold and you crank up that kerosene heater you bought for the trip. “Hunters are out there thinking about bagging a deer, they're not thinking about carbon monoxide,” says Consumer protection's Glen Lloyd. Those heaters can be dangerous. “If you get the wrong heater, and it's unvented, it can kill you,” warns Lloyd. “It has killed hunters in the past.” And it's not just kerosene, propane, charcoal or gas grills are also not to be used in enclosed areas. Make sure your area is well vented , or buy one of those heaters that have oxygen depletion sensors.