Snow HuntFall may be winding down, but it's still hunting season for many types of game.

Propane is a great way to keep you warm in your blind when you hunt this winter. But before you power up your propane heater, there are safety tips you should follow to avoid a potentially dangerous situation.

Ensure proper ventilation. Position the heater near an opening in the blind so the carbon monoxide can escape. Carbon monoxide trapped inside the blind can cause poisoning and death.

Make sure the heater is safe to use indoors. Heaters designed for outdoor use may not vent properly. Some models have an auto shut-off feature to prevent the buildup of carbon monoxide.

Use the buddy system. Heaters can malfunction. Fires can start. Hunting with a friend means you'll have someone there to help in a dangerous situation. Be sure to let others know where you'll be in case of an emergency.

A little caution makes it easy to stay safe and warm this hunting season. Have fun out there!

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