Hunting Safety 

Hunting Safety Tips

Safety is the responsibility of all hunters. Firearms are useful tools but their impact on others can be underestimated. Common sense and a few guidelines go a long way toward making Arkansas’ outdoors safe for everyone.

  • Be aware of your muzzle’s direction and be sure the barrel and action are clear of obstructions.
  • Don’t rely on your gun’s safety. Treat all weapons as if they’re loaded and ready to fire.
  • Never cross a fence, climb a tree or jump across a stream with a loaded gun.
  • Never hoist a loaded firearm into a hunting stand.
  • Never load or carry a loaded firearm until you are ready to use it. Unload firearms before carrying them in any vehicle, including ATVs.
  • Abide by hunter orange requirements.
  • Be absolutely certain of your target before you shoot.
  • Know the range of your ammunition and carry only ammunition suited for your firearm.
  • Keep guns and ammunition locked and stored separately.
  • Tell someone of your travel plans before your hunt begins

For more informaton on Hunting Safety visit the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's website.