Official Montana Hunting Safety Course Link to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

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The following course material is for reference only. Please go to the new course to complete your Montana certification.

Transporting Firearms


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.
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