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Whenever firearms are being handled, an incident can occur if the firearm is not handled responsibly. Preventing hunting incidents depends on knowing and understanding firearms, and handling them skillfully and safely. Responsible hunters practice safe habits until they become second nature.

Primary Safety Rules for Firearm Hunting
  • Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
  • Always 100% positively identify your target and what is beyond it before firing.
  • Always keep your safety on until ready to shoot.
  • Always keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot.
Hunters carrying firearms safely P.R.O.V.E.