Welcome from the ne corner of ny.
1. Be safe
2.treat any gun as if it was loaded
3.be sure of your target and whats behind it
4.if useing a treestand be sure to use a safty harness
5.scout the property you hunt(look for sign)
7.set up down wind from the area your hunting
just a few things to remember i'm sure the nice people here can and will add to this list.good luck remember be safe!!!