Before you depart, leave a hunting plan with a family member or friend. A hunting plan tells where and with whom you intend to hunt and when you expect to return. It also should contain specific directions on your route to your destination and any alternate destination you may have if bad weather changes your plans.
Include your cell phone number and cell phone carrier on your hunting plan. Law enforcement officials can work with the carrier to locate your position using your cell phone even if you are injured and cannot answer.
Download a printable version of a hunting plan in PDF format.