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Hunters should be spaced 25 to 40 yards apart and always in sight of one another. Each hunter has a zone-of-fire that spans about 45 degrees directly in front of each hunter. (Some states require an adult to be immediately beside a youth hunter. In this case, the adult should be a supervisor only—not a hunter.)

Safe zone-of-fire when hunting ground birds

A way to visualize 45 degrees is to focus on a distant, fixed object that is straight out in front of you. Stretch your arms straight out from your sides. Make a fist with your thumbs held up. Gradually draw your arms in toward the front until both thumbs are in focus without moving your eyes. This will give you your outer boundaries.

Safe Zone-of-Fire

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