A reminder from DNR Sec. Cathy Stepp

Part of my annual hunting tradition is to refresh myself with the four basic rules of firearm safety. I hope that you will do the same.

I use the acronym “TAB-K” to help me remember. That stands for:

  • T (Treat every firearm as if it is loaded)
  • A (Always point the muzzle in a safe direction)
  • B (Be certain of your target and what’s beyond)
  • K (Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot)

Wisconsin’s 9-day gun-deer season is safe and getting safer, thanks to hunters’ increased vigilance and the efforts of volunteer instructors and conservation wardens to help hunters learn basic hunting safety skills.

I hope you will take a moment today, the day before opening day, to watch this short video reminder about hunting safely. Please make TAB-K part of your hunting tradition.

httpv://youtu.be/rgyIAnLIdHo

A successful hunt is a safe hunt.

Cathy Stepp

DNR Secretary

Logo courtesy Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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