Four Rules of Gun Safety
1. Most important of all safety rules: Keep The Gun Pointed in a Safe Direction
- Look around and see who or what might be in the line of fire
- Always carry your gun pointed in a safe direction
- Unload and secure your gun when crossing an obstacle or difficult terrain
2. Every Gun is Loaded until you check it out yourself!
- Open the action when you pick up a gun
- Open the action before passing the gun to another hunter
3. Keep Your Finger Off the Trigger
until you're ready to shoot!
- Keep all of your fingers behind the trigger guard
- Get into position and ready before you put yourfinger on the trigger
4. Be Sure of Your Target
and what lies beyond it!
- Avoid hill top shots, or shots with an obscure background.
- Best backgrounds are hillsides or dirt banks free of big rocks.
- Identify your animal from tip (nose) to tail before you shoot. Never shoot at a sound or movement.
Other Important Safety Tips:
- Never shoot at a hard flat surface or water
- Never drink or take drugs before, or while shooting
- Always be sure your action and barrel are clear of obstructions
- Store hunting arms under lock and in a separate location from the ammunition
- Always unload before crossing a ditch, climbing a fence, entering a stand, or encountering an obstacle