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Updated by Kyle Hunt on May 22, 2013
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4 Tips for the Beginner Hunter

Thanks to the rugged mountains and dense wooded areas, hunting is a popular sport in Utah. Here are four tips to ensure a successful first hunt. Always check with the local Division of Wildlife Resources for other hunting laws and regulations.

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Wear Orange

Wear Orange

Always wear the required amount of orange to avoid becoming another hunter’s target. Be cautious of other hunters in the area as they may be careless and will shoot at any sound or movement, thinking it is an animal. Wearing an orange vest and hat will help you stand out to other hunters.

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Use the Buddy System

Use the Buddy System

Hunting with a partner is not only more enjoyable, but it is a good safety precaution just in case something goes awry during your hunting excursion. If you are a beginning hunter, never hunt alone. But if you happen to be more experienced and a hunting buddy is not available, always make sure that someone knows where you will be and what time you are expected to return.

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Know Your Target

Know Your Target

While you want to protect yourself during a hunt, also be aware of other hunters around you. Make sure your target is an animal before shooting and that there are no other humans near that animal. Knowing the distance and looking beyond the animal is important when shooting with any high-powered ammunition as the bullets can travel up to a mile beyond the animal.

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Practice Gun Safety

Practice Gun Safety

It is important to know and understand the firearms you are using before you head out on the hunt. Storing your firearms in a gun vault before the hunt and in a safe while transporting the guns to where you will be hunting is a good idea. Also, transport the firearms and the ammunition in a separate gun safe if you can. Keeping the firearms under lock and key in the safety of a gun vault leading up to the hunt will ensure the guns and equipment are not mishandled before you get to them. Your gun vault should be big enough to store the guns you currently own and have enough room to accommodate any future purchases as your hunting hobby grows. There are many gun vault customization to suit your needs.

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