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A successful hunt begins with careful planning and preparation. The process usually requires more time than the hunt itself.

Reviewing safe hunting practices

Here are some steps you should take to prepare for a hunt.

  • Educate yourself about the game you’ll be hunting and its environment.
  • Obtain the most current state regulations.
  • Buy appropriate clothing and gear for the environment.
  • Secure lease arrangements and permits (dogs and horses may require a veterinarian’s certificate or a current vaccination record).
  • Visit the site in the off-season to prepare blinds and cabin facilities.
  • Sight-in rifles, handguns, and bows; pattern shotguns.
  • Sharpen your skills at the shooting range.
  • Pack extra firearms, scopes, bow strings, etc.