Firearm Safety During the Hunt (NAHC)

 

FIREARMS SAFETY DURING THE HUNT

Mia Anstine
Contributor

Firearms Safety During the Hunt

Firearm safety is an important part of hunting but sometimes can get lost in the excitement of making a great shot. As a mentor you need to be ready to correct improper handling of firearm during any circumstances. Here are some tips to keep you on top of it.

I was chatting with my friend, Fredi Mendez of His Pursuit Outdoors, about safety issues he encounters in the field. He isn’t only a fellow outfitter, guide and videographer but also a hunter safety instructor. I asked him what safety issue he has to handle the most while he’s afield with hunters.

Fredi said he deals with numerous hunters who muzzle sweep everything and also forget to put their safeties on. He says, “Especially after they … (CLICK HERE to read more)


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Hunting Highs – Don’t Blow Smoke (NAHC)

DON’T BLOW SMOKE

Mia Anstine
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Don't Blow Smoke

The past couple years I’ve had to address a smoking/safety issue with a few hunters. You may know, Colorado is among the few states that legalized the use of marijuana. Just because something is “legal” to use, doesn’t mean you should be handling firearms while under the influence.

* This is not a pro or con rant about the laws. It’s a reminder to everyone to BE SAFE while handling firearms or archery equipment.

Some celebrate and think it’s wonderful that the Big Horn State has passed the “Green Cross” law. While attending hunts in other states I’ve had … (CLICK HERE to read more)


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Shooting Safety (NAHC) – WHERE IS YOUR MUZZLE POINTED?

Standing shooting position provides support from arms only.

WHERE IS YOUR MUZZLE POINTED?

Mia Anstine
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Where is Your Muzzle Pointed?

I watched a video including a group of hunters loaded up on a boat, headed out to hunt. One of the hunters spoke a reminder indicating, to be safe, you should always point your firearm in the air.

“In the air” is not always the safest direction. How can you determine which way you should point your firearm? Ponder some of the safety rules.

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Tips for Introducing Newbies to Riflescopes at NAHC

4 Tips: Introducing A Newbie To A Riflescope

New hunters often begin their hunting career using a mentor’s rifle. It’s a wonderful thing to have great mentors, but as a mentor there are things of old habit, which we need not take for granted. One such thing is peering at out targets through a riflescope.

When we’re teaching new hunters how to look at a target through the scope, we need to teach them multiple things.

  • Sight Picture – If the scope is set with the proper eye-relief, the shooter should have a full sight picture when…. (CLICK HERE to read more)

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3 TIPS TO HELP KIDS ENJOY THEIR FIRST HUNT

3 Tips To Help Kids Enjoy Their First Hunt

Shooting sports are becoming ever more popular for kids. For some of these youngsters, their next step might be entering the world of hunting. Introducing a young shooter to hunting sports can be a thrill for everyone.

Thankfully, most parents want to always keep their children from harm so they teach and reinforce safety rules. Sometimes when you’ve got a youngster tagging along on a hunt, being safe may involve mom or dad becoming the Sherpa.

Before you head out on the hunt,

  1. Attach … (CLICK HERE to read more)

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Shooting Safety – Ways to Stay Hydrated

HYDRATE FOR SAFETY AND SUCCESS

Mia Anstine
Contributor

It seems like something that should be common sense to us all, but sometimes we forget the importance of hydration.

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We get excited. We get in a hurry. We don’t want to pack something that sloshes and makes noise. We even don’t want the extra weight. The thing is, if we’re dehydrated, we might not make a good shot or worse could make poor decisions in the field.

There are so many easy ways to take water along that there’s no excuse to pass it up.

  • Filtration bottles – Most back country supply houses and even almost all sporting goods stores offer bottles with built in carbon filtration systems. If you are in an area where natural springs or rivers are located, these are perfect because … (CLICK HERE to read more)

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Hunting Safety – From the Truck to the Field

FROM THE TRUCK TO THE FIELD

Mia Anstine
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From The Truck To The Field

Remember to protect your rifle as you head to your favorite hunting spot. Depending upon your hike or ride out to the hunting location, you will need to take various measures to protect your primary hunting tool.

Hiking
While hiking through brush, briars or in the rain, you should cover your scope, barrel or possibly the entire gun. Small scope covers keep your scope clean and dry and gun condoms, which cover the tip of your barrel keep moisture and debris out. Better yet, look for a … (CLICK HERE to read more)


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Be Prepared for your Hunt

SMOOTH OPERATION

Mia Anstine
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Smooth Operation

There are various considerations to take into account that are necessary for making safe, accurate shots from trees and blinds. Run through shooting scenarios taking account for these considerations as soon as you arrive for your hunt to minimize risk and maximize you’re your chance at taking game.

Tree-stands
If you’re hunting with a guide, ask what kind of… (CLICK HERE to read more)

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From the Range to the Field – NAHC

Sitting shooting position provides a triangle of support for your rifle.

Transitioning From The Bench To The Field

Many of us become comfortable shooting from our stationary bench. It’s steady and the seat is just the right height. It’s perfect for zeroing your rifle, but in the field you can bet you won’t find a nice table to shoot from. Maybe there will be a good steady stump or log to use as a rest, but what do you do if there isn’t?

Practice…. (CLICK HERE to read more)


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