NO HUNT IS WORTH SOMEONE’S LIFE
In a perfect world, people don’t make mistakes and everyone gets home safely. In the real world, thousands of families have lost loved-ones in tragic hunting accidents. Hunter Safety Lab is dedicated to creating smart, simple technology to prevent hunting accidents and save lives. OUR MISSION
IRIS HUNTER PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY
IRIS is a simple, award-winning technology designed to prevent mistaken-for-game hunting accidents. The IRIS sensor warns a hunter if they mistakenly target the person they’re hunting with, or anyone else wearing IRIS-detectable gear.
NEW INSIGHT ON THE CAUSES OF HUNTING ACCIDENTS
Why do respected, experienced hunters sometimes make fatal mistakes? Learn how heuristics and cognitive bias can cause any hunter to make a fatal error. Download the free paper “Mistaken-for-game hunting accidents-a human factors review” (PDF 0.9mb) to find out why many mistaken-for-game hunting accidents aren’t about a bad attitude or lack of care, they’re about unconscious human error.
CLOSE THE GAP
Over the past decade, the steady improvement in hunting accident statistics has flat-lined. This indicates that although hunter-education and hunter-orange are doing a great job at keeping the accident rate down, they have reached the limits of their effectiveness. In spite of best intentions, the reality is that people make mistakes, and these mistakes sometimes have tragic consequences.
TWO OUT OF THREE
Two out of three mistaken-for-game hunting accident victims are shot by the person they’re hunting with. What’s more, many victims are wearing hunter-orange when they’re shot. No-one thinks they would ever mistake a person for game, but unconscious human error means being a careful, responsible hunter only reduces the risk, it doesn’t eliminate it.