DNR offers ways to have a safe hunt

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has some techniques to make this year’s gun deer season a safe one.

During the 2021 gun deer season, DNR conservation warden investigated six hunting incidents, including one fatality. Wardens discovered four of the incidents were the result of self-inflicted accidental discharges of a firearm.

The DNR suggests these four basic rules of firearm safety:

T – Treat every firearm as if it is loaded.

A – Always point the muzzle in a safe direction.

B – Be certain of your target, what’s in front of it, and what’s beyond it.

K – Keep your finger outside your trigger guard until you are safe to shoot.

Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1973, must have a hunter education certification to purchase a hunting license unless hunting under the Mentored Hunting Law.



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