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Traditional Hunter Behavior Sets The Standard
Friday, September 30, 2011
Hunting
This news release was archived on Sunday, October 30, 2011

If hunters keep a few simple thoughts in mind, they can hunt safely and set a good example for other hunters. Here are the basics of good hunter etiquette.

  • 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 and consistently stick to it—that includes packing out refuse, closing gates, and staying on roads.
  • 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.
  • Clean up your garbage, close gates.
  • Be a role model; share your skill and knowledge with others.