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Ten Commandments of Hunting Safety

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  1. Control the muzzle! Always keep it pointed in a safe direction.
  2. Treat every firearm with the respect due a loaded firearm.
  3. Be sure of your target and what lies beyond.
  4. Be sure the barrel and action are clear of obstructions.
  5. Unload firearms when not in use.
  6. Never point a firearm at anything you do not intend to shoot.
  7. Never climb a fence or tree, jump a ditch, or run, with a loaded firearm.
  8. Never shoot at a flat, hard surface, or at water.
  9. Store firearms and ammunition separately.
  10. Avoid alcoholic beverages or other mood-altering drugs before or during shooting.

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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This publication is a summary of hunting and trapping regulations. It is not the full laws or rules. It is intended only as a guide to seasons, bag limits and other necessary information.
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