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Attention! The information on this page may save your life or the lives of your friends and family.

1. Watch that muzzle!

Keep it pointed in a safe direction at all times.

Hunters carrying firearms side-by-side

2. Treat every firearm with the respect due a loaded gun.

It might be, even if you think it isn't.

Hunters loading firearms

3. Be sure of the target and what is in front of it and beyond it.

Know the identifying features of the game you hunt. Make sure you have an adequate backstop—don’t shoot at a flat, hard surface or water.

Shooting at an outdoor target with a backstop

4. Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot.

This is the best way to prevent an accidental discharge.

Hunter pointing a firearm
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