No. 1 is wearing blaze orange. Other hunters need to be able to see you, and the deer, which are color blind, won’t.
Also, especially if you are hunting alone, make sure you let someone know where you will be hunting, and when you are expected to come back. Bring a cellphone or walkie-talkies if you are in range.
Hunters also need to know what is around them, and beyond them, if they are pulling the trigger. Make sure there aren’t other hunters behind your target and that you can see where your bullet will land if you miss.
If you are using a tree stand, make sure you use it safely. Falling out of stands cause numerous injuries — and several fatalities — across the nation.
We wish all of the hunters out there a safe and productive season.