HUNTINGsmart! USA Knowledge Base
Module 07 - MARKSMANSHIP
If you’re deer hunting in a group, you’ll probably get separated, so you’ll need to be extra careful. Carry cell phones or radios to communicate with each other and before the group splits up, make sure the safe zones of fire have been established.
Information is safety in this situation. Every hunter in the group must know the other hunters’ planned locations and their direction of travel. Always stick to your plan and communicate it frequently. Don’t fall off the grid—going rogue out there will endanger both you and your buddies.
Check This Out: Be Cool, Calm and Collected
If you’ve been stalking whitetail all day and a monster buck finally rustles the leaves within range, you’ll be pretty stoked. The adrenaline rush will hit you like a tidal wave. If this happens, remember to stay cool and don’t let the thrill of the moment encourage you to shoot outside of your safe zone of fire. If there’s even the slightest chance that another hunter may be in the foreground or the background, you’ve got to let it go.