What You Should Know
In this section you will learn basic safe-hunting
practices while handling and carrying firearms in the field. By the end
of the Hunting Safety section you will be able to:
List five ways to make firearms and
ammunition safe for transportation in a vehicle.
Describe a safe method for handling
a firearm when entering a tree stand.
Describe the procedure for safely
handling a firearm when entering a boat or ground blind.
Demonstrate or explain the appropriate
method(s) for carrying a shotgun or rifle while walking abreast or
in single file with other hunters.
State four ways to reduce your risk
of injury from falls while hunting.
Describe the procedure for cleaning
an obstruction from a firearm while in the field.
State the procedure for safely crossing
an obstacle with a firearm when hunting alone and when hunting with
Define what a safe "zone of fire"
is and state its importance when hunting with others.
Identify five safe and unsafe hunting
situations in which to shoot at game.
State one or more senses or skills
of hunters that can be negatively impaired by alcohol or drugs before
or while hunting.
State the reason
why hunters should wear blaze-orange clothing for most hunting situations.