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The most important habit you can acquire as a hunter in any capacity is safe shooting. In addition to following the rules that all shooters observe, muzzleloader shooters must instill the following rules in their daily habits.

  • Don’t smoke around black powder or approved substitutes.
  • Never prime or cap your firearm until you’re ready to fire.
  • Identify your target and what’s beyond it.
  • Protect your hearing and vision.
  • Don’t use alcohol or drugs before or while shooting.
  • Remember that you’re responsible for gun safety.