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An important part of hunting is getting yourself and your firearm to your hunting location safely. In almost all instances, this will mean transporting your firearm in a vehicle. NEVER carry a loaded firearm in a vehicle.

Follow these rules when transporting a firearm:

  • Unload your firearm!
  • Place it in a protective case separate from ammunition.
  • Keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction when putting it into or taking it out of the vehicle.
  • Never pull the firearm toward you muzzle first!
  • Secure the firearm so that it cannot move during travel.
  • Position it so that the muzzle will not be pointing at anyone or any animal traveling in the vehicle.
  • If you have to leave the vehicle, store the firearm and ammunition in a locked place.