With hunting season in full swing, the woods are full of anxious hunters, watching and waiting for the perfect opportunity to take a shot at their prey. While hunting season is an exciting time for the outdoor enthusiast, it’s imperative that safety be priority number one. When it comes to safety, the old adage is true: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Tip 1: Always keep the barrel of your firearm pointed in a safe direction.
Tip 2: Firearms should be unloaded when not in use.
Tip 3: Don’t rely on your gun’s safety. Treat all firearms as if they’re loaded and ready to fire.
Tip 4: Be sure of your target and what’s beyond it.
Tip 5: Use proper ammunition. Tip 6: If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled, handle with care.
Tip 7: Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting.
Tip 8: Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting.
Tip 9: Don’t alter or modify your gun, and have it serviced regularly.
Tip 10: Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm you are using.
Always be careful and lawful when hunting.