Before your hunt, you want to maximize your experience. With that comes properly setting up a turkey or deer blind. But do you know how to do it safely?

Before you set up, identify where other hunters will arrive in your hunting area (near a trail or open area). Set up your blind and decoy so that they are visible to other hunters, and so your zone-of-fire will be pointing away.

Finding a good location for your ground blind is critical to a safe hunt. You want to be slightly concealed, with a line of fire away from the blind, and where the decoy is visible after your blind. After that, hunker down for your shot!