Only the designated shooter should keep the gun loaded.
Some national forests contain rivers flowing through vast wilderness areas with limited access. In these lands, hunting teams are great ideas.
One hunter parks a vehicle downstream and gets into a second vehicle. The hunters then proceed to a put-in location several miles upstream in the second vehicle, where they launch a canoe or small flatboat.
The team can then drift with the current to the take-out spot where the recovery vehicle sits. Along the way, they may pass through areas seldom seen by most people and even more rarely hunted.