Zones of fire while hunting

There will most likely be times when you will find yourself with other hunters to the right and left of you when hunting. In this situation, safe hunting requires that you know your zone of fire.

To find your safe zone of fire, hold your arms out in front of you at 45-degree angles. As you look forward, the area in front of you starts out relatively small and gets progressively larger into the distance. Your zone of fire is the space between your outstretched arms. It is important that you never swing the muzzle of your firearm outside of this zone of fire. If you do, there's a chance you will be pointing your firearm’s muzzle at another hunter.

IMPORTANT! Remember that when hunting in groups of three, the hunter in the middle has people on both sides. In this situation, be extremely careful not to swing out of the zone of fire on either side.


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