Four Rules of Gun Safety

1. 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

2. 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.

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 & ready before you put your finger on the trigger

4. Be Sure of Your Target & 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.