Each year thousands of hunters all over the U.S. look forward to the beginning of hunting season. Though the actual start dates for each type of game can vary from one state to the next, one thing that Conservation Officers are most concerned with is safety.
As hunters by the thousands take to the woods this season, it’s important to first take a brief refresher on gun and hunting safety. This is especially true if you’re going out with new people that may not be experienced or taking a young person with you such as your teenage son. By going over some simple safety tips you can ensure that everyone will have a great time and get home safely.
Deer, rabbits, turkey, waterfowl, and game birds are some of the favorites among many hunters and experts are predicting a great hunting season. You can minimize your risk of accident and injury by adding a very simple safety course for everyone to your preparation.
First, gather your hunting party in one central location and go over the general details of the trip. Let everyone know you’re serving hot wings and beer and you can be sure of a good turn out. Below are some topics to discuss:
Where are you going?
What will you be hunting?
What types of weapons will everyone be bringing along?
Does everyone have their license or other supplies ready?
During your meeting, you might also go over the three “commandments” of safe handling of firearms. These apply whether you are hunting, loading or unloading, cleaning, or showing a weapon to someone.
Remember to point the muzzle in a safe direction at all times. Statistics show that accidental shootings occur mostly in the home with a victim who is only a few feet away from the shooter. This makes carelessness the primary cause of accidental shooting.
Always keep your firearms unloaded but never assume that any firearm is unloaded. When a weapon is not in use, be sure to unload it and open the action so everyone can see that it is unloaded. If unsure, check it!
Commandment #3Make sure that you have positively identified your target and everything beyond it. Never shoot at an object that “appears” to be an animal or bird. If you aren’t 100% sure, then don’t pull the trigger. Avoid shooting at movement in the brush, flashes of color, or any object that might have a structure or roadway behind it.
Today’s hunters enjoy their sport and many hold concealed carry licenses. They understand all the pros and cons of gun safety and take the necessary precautions that can save someone’s life. They also know how bulky and uncomfortable most holsters can be. For law enforcement officers who must carry a weapon 10 hours per day, this is especially true.
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