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Hunter Safety Messaging

Hunter Safety Messaging

Another weekend approaches where hunters will venture into the hills in search of a roaring stag. Firearms Safety Specialists consultant Nicole McKee warns hunters that if they become complacent with their handling they will become a statistic.

”It’s as simple as counting one to seven” says McKee “The seven basic rules of firearms safety”. Currently there are multiple hunters and hunting parties in the same area of bush and their presence may not be known to each other. Making it essential that hunters fully identify their target beyond all doubt before they take their shot. Should you separate from a hunter in your own party you must cease hunting until you regain sight of each other.

McKee also reminds hunters to ensure that they point their firearms in a safe direction, be mindful of where the muzzle is pointed at all times so that it doesn’t pass over yourself or anyone else. Also ensure your rifle is only loaded when you are about to take a shot and fully unload the rifle when you have taken the shot, when your game gets away or when you leave your hunting area.

“Hunting is a healthy lifestyle that puts food on the tables of many families. Food not sympathy cards should be donning our tables this roar – keep mindful and keep yourself and others around you safe” urges McKee


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