Self-Control and Target Identification
Some hunters may become overly anxious or excited on a hunt, which can lead to careless behavior.
- They may fire at sounds, colors, movements, or unidentified shapes, or simply shoot too quickly.
- In the excitement after hitting their target, they may swing a loaded firearm toward their companions or run with the safety off toward a downed animal.
- Slow, careful shooting is not only safer, but it also produces a higher degree of success.
Responsible hunters do not run while carrying a firearm.