Many boat hunters work in teams. For safety reasons, designate one shooter at a time and take turns. The person in the stern controls the boat and helps spot game while the designated shooter in the bow keeps the gun ready, pointing forward or off to one side with the muzzle facing outside the boat.

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.