1. How do dogs tolerate loud gunfire, while humans need to wear ear protection?
The times ive gone hunting and my friends brought their dogs, the dogs were used to push and were far away from the shooters so the sound didnt bother them. The times when the dogs were hanging around us as we shot at deer, they were smart enough to move away from us, probably learned over time. I probably should, but Ive never worn ear pro while hunting and the only time my ears have rung was when someone else let off their rifle too close to me or if someone was using a muzzle brake.
2. Lifting, dressing and carrying a dead carcass can strain the back. In fact, back spasms are a common result of anything strenuous, or using motion that you ordinarily would not employ in daily life. Bringing a heat pad into the woods seems to be impractical. The course never discusses this type of injury.
Never thought about this. I guess the key is to know your limits and dont try and push yourself too far past them. If youre tired, rest, no shame in taking 5 vs trying to man it and ending up hurt. That being said, I exercise regularly and when I know I have a hunting trip coming up I do extra leg and back workouts.
3. Who carries an emergency locator beacon, and do you need one in HI?
I havent felt the need for a emergency beacon, but I do have an oh shit kit with some survival stuff in it (flashlight, signal mirror, whistle, etc). Like someone else mentioned, tell people where you are going and when you are expected back.
4. Is there a one weapon limit on state/federal hunting grounds? Wouldn't a compound bow put you at risk of being overrun by a wild boar? This video raises a lot of questions about boar hunting. Long arms are used, with bad muzzle control very apparent at certain times.
Havent gotten into bow hunting yet, so arent familiar with those rules, sorry.
Hope I helped a little