Determining Your Safe Zone-of-Fire
Hunters should be spaced 25 to 40 yards apart and always in sight of one another.
- Each hunter has a zone-of-fire, which spans about 45 degrees in front, or from 10:30 to 1:30 on a clock face.
- Another way to visualize 45 degrees is to look at a spot directly in front of you. Stretch your arms straight out from your sides. Make a fist with your thumbs held straight up. Gradually move your arms toward the front until your thumbs are clearly in focus without moving your eyes. This will give you your outer boundaries.
- Outside of this area, you only have your peripheral vision that will not give you a clear view of potentially dangerous situations, such as someone walking into that area, pets, farm animals, homes, etc.