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  1. Removing obstruction from firearm

    Check your barrel and ammunition.

    Make sure the barrel and action are clear of obstructions, and carry only the proper ammunition for your firearm.

  2. Casing gun for safe transport

    Unload firearms when not in use.

    Leave actions open, and carry firearms in cases and unloaded to and from the shooting area.

  3. Safe firearm carry

    Point a firearm only at something you intend to shoot.

    Avoid all horseplay with a gun.

  4. Two hunters safely crossing fence

    Don’t run, jump, or climb with a loaded firearm.

    Unload a firearm before you climb a fence or tree, or jump a ditch. Pull a firearm toward you by the butt, not the muzzle.

  5. Firearm safe for storage

    Store firearms and ammunition separately and safely.

    Store each in secured locations beyond the reach of children and careless adults.

  6. Never drink and shoot!

    Avoid alcoholic beverages before and during shooting.

    Also avoid mind– or behavior–altering medicines or drugs.