TMS wrote: It is almost certain that when we turn out to look for a lost hunter, the only gear they have is weapon, ammo, license, and cell phone. Even when lost, a small amount of gear can make all the difference in getting found again.
I used to say in WA that “there oughta be a law” that elk hunters be required to post a bond as a condition of getting a license. If you’re found wearing blue jeans when you’re overdue and we come looking for you, you forfeit the bond. 🙄