Making a shot is really exciting, but that adrenaline rush can also cause dangerous situations. It’s essential that you remember the Commandments of Firearm Safety—they are RULES, not recommendations—at all times, even when you’re eager to check your target.

After your shot, remember to:

  • Take a deep breath and stay calm.
  • Make sure your safety is on.
  • Unload your firearm.
  • Keep your muzzle pointed in a safe direction.

Taking game is really exciting, but you have to stay safe, too! How do you stay safe after the shot?