Course Outline

Hunters observing safe zones-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 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.)
  • 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.
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