Survival & First Aid

1. Someone should always know your location.
2. Never hunt alone.
3. Carry water and a compass.
4. Wear proper clothing.
5. Plan your hunt to return before dark.
6. Carry fire building material.
7. Know the three shot rescue signal (three shots every twenty minutes).
8. Be able to recognize hypothermia symptoms and understand basic first aid.

“Leave No Trace” Guidelines

1. Stay on established trails when possible.
2. Remove trail obstacles instead of skirting them.
3. Tie stock off trail in a place and manner that will not cause significant impact. Choose trees that are at least 8” in diameter to tie to and avoid live trees.
4. Avoid heavily grazed areas.
5. Water stock downstream from drinking sources on a durable spot.
6. Follow fire safety and clean up practices.
7. Pack out what you pack in.
8. Be responsible for disposal of refuse and feces.
9. Use phosphate-free soaps sparingly.

Firearms Safety Procedures

1. Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
2. Control the direction of the muzzle, keep finger off the trigger and the safety on until you are ready to shoot.
3. Identify your target and know what is beyond it.
4. Be sure the barrel and action are clear of obstructions and that you have the proper ammunition size.
5. Unload firearms when not in use with action open, carry it empty to and from shooting areas.
6. Never point a firearm at anything you do not wish to shoot, avoid all horseplay.
7. Never climb a fence or tree, or jump a ditch or log with a loaded firearm or pull it toward you by the muzzle.
8. Never shoot a bullet at a flat hard surface or water.
9. Store your firearms separate from your ammunition, keep out of reach of children and careless adults.
10. Avoid alcoholic beverages or drugs before or while shooting.