Monday Health Minute | Published November 28, 2011

Hunt Safely During this Year's Deer Rifle Season

Today is the first day of deer rifle season. Make sure you observe the following safety practices during this year’s hunting season:

  • Wear blaze orange so you can be seen by other hunters
  • Treat all firearms as if they were loaded and ready to fire
  • Never load a firearm until you are ready to use it
  • Point the gun in a safe direction at all times
  • Always be sure of your target and what is beyond it before shooting your gun
  • Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot
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