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As many states around the country are getting closer to the start of firearm deer seasons, it is important not to overlook safety when preparing for the hunt. Gun deer seasons historically offer some of the richest hunting traditions, as family and friends gather at deer camp to bond with one another and pursue the seemingly mythical trophy buck. With that said, here are a few quick tips to keep your time at deer camp safe and enjoyable.
Communication is key in many things, and deer hunting is no different. Always let your group know where you will be hunting so they can avoid disturbing that area. This leads to a much less chance of someone shooting into the area you are sitting in and also helps reduce the chance of one of your hunting partners ruining your hunt by walking past your stand location unannounced.
After letting one another know where you will be hunting, develop a plan and stick to it. If you think you will be returning to the vehicle or camp at lunch time for a mid-day break, then let others know. This helps other hunters know when to expect you at specific locations, leading to a much less chance of an accident happening. Developing a plan also keeps your party informed when you plan to leave the stand each evening. This helps your fellow hunters realize something may not be right when you still haven't returned hours after sunset.
Lastly, do not take shortcuts when it comes to safety. No deer is worth the risk of hurting yourself or another hunter. With thinking about making safe decisions in the back of your mind while sitting in your favorite treestand, you'll be less apt to make questionable choices with serious consequences.