● Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

● Unload firearms when not in use.

● Never point a firearm at anything you do not intend to shoot.

● Never climb a fence or tree, or jump a ditch or log, with a loaded firearm.

● Never shoot a bullet at a flat, hard surface or water.

● Use the safety on your weapon.

● Avoid alcoholic beverages or other mood-altering drugs before or while shooting.

-- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service