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Postby greenster » Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:39 am

It's starting to get that time Dove season is just a couple weeks away, Teal, Goose and Duck just around the corner, so I Thought I would put up a post on gun safety, which is first aspect of a successful hunt.

1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction
2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot
3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use
4. ALWAYS make sure your barrel is clear of obstructions
5. Utilize your guns safety, know how to use it, but don’t rely on it
6. ALWAYS make sure you have the correct equipment.
7. ALWAYS make sure you have approved shot, and shell length for your gun application
8. ALWAYS tell some one where you’re going and when you’ll be back.
9. Be familiar with your hunting location and where you’re going.
10. ALWAYS monitor water levels where they may very,(ocean, lakes, rivers)
11. ALWAYS wear a PFD while motoring around especially in rivers and flooded timber.
12. While wading always be aware of deep water and fast moving streams.
13. Bring extra clothes in case you get wet.
14. Always wear shooting glasses and hearing protection.
15...


That’s about all I can think of right now, feel free to post your suggestion and ill continue to add them to the list, so good luck and safe hunting.
Last edited by greenster on Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:25 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Postby Mr. 16 gauge » Sun Aug 21, 2005 11:32 am

14.) Always wear shooting glasses.
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Postby Gooseboy » Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:00 pm

Mr. 16 gauge wrote:14.) Always wear shooting glasses.


You wear glasses when hunting?
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Postby greenster » Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:49 am

Gooseboy, There are time's when you target practice, shoot clays stuff like that you need to wear them. I do not wear them nor ear protection, Don’t make since to duck hunt while not being able to hear.
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Postby Fowlercon » Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:31 pm

Does toilet paper fall under correct equipment?
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Postby greenster » Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:07 pm

More of a gun safety topic but that could very well be necessary equipment. I usually just use pine comb or some hot hands...keep everything nice and warm. :thumbsup:
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Postby mvbighead » Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:12 am

One that may not necessarily apply as much to birds, but is still very darned important...

15) Always verify your target, and what is beyond it.

IE - Don't shoot at sounds or the tail of a whitetail if you can't see the whole creature, it may be something else. And try to ensure that if you are using a rifle or slug, your shot will be directed in such a way that it will hit ground and not soar through the air a long distance.
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Postby tank » Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:07 am

I do think wearing ear and eye protection while hunting is a good idea while duck hunting.
Sometimes in a duck blind, there's a lot of shooting.
They make ear protection items that let you hear people talking but stop loud sounds.

Being very hard of hearing now, I wish I had of.
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Postby H.O.G » Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:12 pm

Here's one that I learned first hand:

When hunting with others make sure to call your shots.

My buddy and I were hunting out of a natuarl blind. He was on one side of the fallen tree and I on the other. A duck came in from my side and he stuck his barrel out in front of me and took the shot. My head was ringin for hours.
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Postby gone winchester » Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:13 pm

Firearm safety is common sense. There is 4 safety rules we follow in the Marines everytime we shoot.
1. treat every weapon as if were loaded
2. never point your weapon at anything you dont intend to shoot
3. keep your finger straight and of the trigger until your tready to fire
4. keep weapon on safe until you intend to fire

and the last is know your target and what lies beyond.

Cant get any more dummy proof than that.
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Postby Citori12 » Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:12 am

Hey does someone want to forward this to our Vice President Cheney?
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Postby Smackaduck » Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:29 pm

:umm: :umm:
If they're dumb enough to be lured in by plastic you're really just doing them a favor.

Know your target before you pull the trigger.

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Postby greenster » Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:07 pm

:toofunny: I knew that was coming
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Postby Gooseboy » Mon Mar 27, 2006 4:48 pm

Citori12 wrote:Hey does someone want to forward this to our Vice President Cheney?


HAHA! Common that wasnt all his fault. The guy that got shot didnt follow rule number 8.

I know something like it has already been mentioned but something that really sticks in my head is.

Never point a gun at anything your not willing to destroy.
I also heard that if your teaching a kid about firearm safety to take a gallon of water out and shoot it. It explodes everywhere and makes people realize the amount of damage they can really cause.
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Postby Citori12 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 7:08 am

Sorry gooseboy but this one in on Cheney!!!!!!! never ever never ever swing a shotgun on a bird past your shooting zone.......kinda like being in the miliatary if you start shooting beyond your zone of fire you have a high sucess rate in shooting something that you do not want to....read the official report......in upland hunting never swing on a bird that flushes behind you!!!!!!!!!! But then he really only hit another attorney and the great thing is lawyers have my permission to shoot each other...the more the merrier!!!!!
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Postby Gooseboy » Sun May 07, 2006 6:16 pm

Citori12 wrote:Sorry gooseboy but this one in on Cheney!!!!!!! never ever never ever swing a shotgun on a bird past your shooting zone.......kinda like being in the miliatary if you start shooting beyond your zone of fire you have a high sucess rate in shooting something that you do not want to....read the official report......in upland hunting never swing on a bird that flushes behind you!!!!!!!!!! But then he really only hit another attorney and the great thing is lawyers have my permission to shoot each other...the more the merrier!!!!!



Haha that attorny thing is true.
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Postby duckguyjr » Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:12 pm

i just want to say i am a guide for upland birds and when quail flush i hit the deck. There are to many wal-mart city PECKERS* out there. people that buy a gun and a license and think they are hunters. That have not had a gun pointed at them or shot in front of them. eye protection i always were in the dove field that is the only place dove hunting you can get hurt. now duck hunting no i do not were them or ear protection either.




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Postby Wooderson » Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:05 pm

Gone Winchestert you make a good point on that one. Me and my dad were hunting last year along power lines. We saw a guy looking at us through the scope of his rifle waving to us. Probably the dumbest thing I have ever personally experienced in my hunting days.
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Postby littleone » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:08 pm

hey, i would rather go hunting with cheney than take a car ride with kennedy.........
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Postby Montanafowler » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:43 pm

my buddies and i took a pheasant load at 40 yards this season, that guy quickly learned rule number 15, always be aware of what's beyond your target. namely, 5 duck hunters clearly standing in the open talking loudly.
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Postby Chisholm » Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:44 am

Fowlercon wrote:Does toilet paper fall under correct equipment?
Yeah its a safety equipment for your hunting pants!

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Re: Gun Safety

Postby collinmerz12 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:20 pm

I agree on Gun Safety
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Gun Safety

Postby Amy999 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:24 pm

You have mentioned very valuable points about guns safety. Good job
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Re: Gun Safety

Postby Elvis Kiwi » Fri Jul 05, 2013 12:18 am

heres my way of showing kids that/why a gun is always loaded. it takes 2 adults to do this right.
1st up help kid to unload gun and lean it against something and turn your back on it saying over and over again "I know its unloaded" while you are doing this the other adult loads the gun letting kid see it be done.
now you turn around and pick up the gun again saying "I know its unloaded"point in a safe direction and pull the trigger!!!!
the kids get the message real quick..even better if they try to tell you its loaded and you can say no its not we just unloaded it. the penny drops real fast WHY its ALWAYS loaded.
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