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Traditional Hunting Ethics Set The Standard

Photo of hunters in the field.

Although hunting is not a"team sport," sportsmanship and ethics are as important as they are in any sport. If hunters keep a few simple thoughts in mind, they can hunt safely and set a good example for other hunters.

  • Follow the rules of safe gun handling.
  • Be proficient in the use of your equipment.
  • Know and obey laws and regulations.
  • Develop hunting skills and knowledge.
  • Develop a personal code of conduct.
  • Respect the wildlife you hunt and the land it inhabits.
  • Respect other hunters and rights of non-hunters and landowners.
  • Relax and enjoy your hunt, whether you get your game or not.
  • Get involved in conserving wildlife and hunting.

Be a role model; share your skill and knowledge with others.