When you talk about safety where hunting is concerned, the first thing that does come to mind is this, and that is to start with any firearms that you may presently own. It is the first rule of thumb to start off with overall. It’s a big responsibility when you are a firearms owner. It isn’t something that should be taken lightly. It can be a matter of life and death. Each and every gun is different. Therefore, it’s crucial to know all you can about your specific firearm, and familiarize yourself with it as much as possible. It doesn’t matter if you are a gun expert or someone new to firearms. You do need to understand the unique characteristics that do go along with your gun. Gun safety begins and ends with you and knowledge is power.
The second thing you should do is clear. Never for an instant take for granted the fact that you are carrying around a loaded weapon. A lot of firearm accidents can and do happen because people don’t respect this fact for all that it does mean in essence. You are holding a weapon that can kill. A responsible hunter is one who follows safe firearm practices to the letter and does so because it is their duty to do so. These safety practices should always be second nature to anyone who goes out hunting and is toting a gun.
Four first rules do go along with firearm safety where hunting is concerned. They are:
*Make sure always to keep the muzzle of your weapon pointed in a direction that is safe
*Remember that there is never such a thing as a gun not being unloaded
*Do make sure that you know what is in front of, as well as, in back of your target before firing a gun
*Keep your finger always off of the trigger, when carrying a firearm, and never place your finger inside of the trigger guard unless you are ready to shoot