Course Outline

These are the four main causes of hunting incidents:

  • Hunter Judgment Mistakes, such as mistaking another person for game or not checking the foreground or background before firing
  • Safety Rule Violations, including pointing the muzzle in an unsafe direction and ignoring proper procedures for crossing a fence, obstacle, or difficult terrain
  • Lack of Control and Practice, which can lead to accidental discharges and stray shots
  • Mechanical Failure, such as an obstructed barrel or improper ammunition
Hunter aiming at unsafe target
Be sure of the target and what is in front of it and beyond it. If you cannot see what lies beyond the target, this is considered a skyline shot. Do not take skyline shots.
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