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Hunting incidents don’t just happen. They are caused by carelessness or ignorance of safety rules. The following Firearm Safety Rules are basic rules that all firearm owners should know and follow.

  1. Hunters unloading firearms

    Treat every firearm as if it were loaded. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.

  2. Hunter with finger outside trigger guard

    Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire. Use your safety…but remember that safeties sometimes fail!

  3. Never shoot at a skylined animal

    Be sure of your target and what lies beyond it before firing.

  4. Casing gun for safe transport

    Never place or carry a loaded firearm in or on a motor vehicle.