“Anything you can do, I can do better. I can do anything better than you.”

If those classic lyrics resonate with you, you might be an outdoor girl. In America, hunting is one of the most popular pastimes, especially in rural communities — and it isn’t just for the boys. Turkey, deer, ducks — there is a quiet art to tracking and an accuracy to hunting that lends itself to the finesses of a maven. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been hunting your entire life, check out these tips from Maven Fly for your next hunting adventure.

Practice makes perfect. While hunting is more for fun that survival these days, carrying a loaded weapon is serious business. Most firearm deaths are accidental, and it is your responsibility as a licensed carrier to know all of the safety precautions associated with your device, whether you are using a gun or a bow. If you’re just starting out, make sure you spend ample time at the firing range and are comfortable with the ins and outs of your device before heading into the woods.

Take a hunter’s safety course. Most states require you complete a similar course before they will issue you a license, but if your state is more relaxed, take one anyway. Not only will this teach you to respect your weapon and surroundings, but it will also teach you the safest measures to make sure the other hunters around you are safe, as well.

Dress appropriately. Different animals are hunted at different times of year, so always make sure you are dressed accordingly. It’s hard to have fun if you are too hot or too cold. Also, be sure you are wearing clothing that make you recognizable to other hunters. If you are too concealed, your movements may be mistaken for an animal. Most states recommend blaze orange. Your Maven Fly garb will be perfect for duck or early turkey season because it is lightweight, water-resistant and breathable with built-in UPF.

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