Ray Metzler, Assistant Chief, Wildlife Section
- Keep all firearms unloaded and pointed in a safe direction when not shooting.
- Keep the action open when not on the firing line.
- Remain behind the shooting benches while shooting is taking place.
- Wear eye and ear protection.
Every hunter should be familiar with their firearm and be confident of their ability to ensure proper bullet placement when given the opportunity to harvest a deer. A trip to your nearest shooting range is one step in achieving that goal.