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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.
  • Obtain written permission before hunting on private land.
  • Acquire the appropriate hunting permits.
  • Visit the hunting site in the off-season to set up blinds and stand locations.
  • Sight-in rifles, handguns, and bows; pattern shotguns.
  • Sharpen your skills at the shooting range.
  • Pack extra firearms, scopes, bow strings, etc.