When three hunters are out in the field walking side by side, it is important to remember basic safety measures to ensure a safe hunting experience. Let’s explore the rules of proper field carries for three hunters walking side by side.
New York State Rules
According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, hunters who are 12 and 13 years old must be accompanied by their parent to be able to hunt on the property. All sides of the property must be marked with posted signs and property boundaries must be clearly defined.
Louisiana’s 2022-2023 hunting and WMA regulations require that all turkey hunters in addition to basic season permits, have their own personal portable blind or camouflage suit for concealment and carry a shotgun no larger than a “Side-by-side” including golf carts.
Here are some safety tips to remember when three people are walking side by side:
- The two people on the side should carry their guns pointing away from the party and in the direction of their own target.
- All three hunters should take turns leading and have a designated path.
- All three hunters should be aware of their surroundings and look out for potential hazards.
- All three hunters should be familiar with hunting laws and regulations of the area they are in.
With proper safety measures, hunting can be a great way to spend time and enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. By following these safety tips and observing the relevant laws and regulations, three hunters can walk side by side and have a safe and enjoyable hunting experience.