Hunting Accidents




Hunting accidents According to the International Hunter Education Association, approximately 1,000 people in the US are accidentally shot by hunters every year, and just under a hundred of those accidents are fatalities. Most victims are hunters, but non-hunters are also sometimes killed or injured.



Fluorescent orange clothing has become standard equipment for hunters. It is even called "hunter orange." Because it looks so bright to humans (but not most game animals) and looks like nothing in nature, it prevents other hunters from mistaking a person for an animal, or shooting in your direction. Hunters who wear hunter orange are seven times less likely to be shot than those who don't wear it.





Assume every gun is loaded
Control the muzzle. Point your gun in a safe direction
Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot
Be sure of your target and beyond


There are many types of hunting, but only one real type of hunter. The true hunter is respectful of others and of their property. He has great respect for his prey, and will never, ever shoot when he doesn't reasonably expect to kill cleanly.



Respect the landowner and his property
Show respect to other hunters and non-hunters
Give respect to the wildlife and its habitat
Follow all state laws and regulations
Use equipment adequate for the game being hunted and be proficient with that equipment.

KEEP SAFE AND HAPPY HUNTING