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5. Check your barrel and ammunition.

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

Removing obstruction from firearm

6. Unload firearms when not in use.

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

Casing gun for safe transport

7. Point a firearm only at something you intend to shoot.

Avoid all horseplay with a gun.

Safe firearm carry

8. 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.

Two hunters safely crossing fence

9. Store firearms and ammunition separately and safely.

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

Firearm safe for storage

10. Avoid alcoholic beverages before and during shooting.

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

Never drink and shoot!