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Hunter Safety Course Schedule
Staying Safe While Hunting (Podcast)
  • Treat every firearm as if it is loaded.
  • Always point the muzzle in a safe direction.
  • Be certain of your target, and what's beyond it.
  • Keep your finger outside the trigger guard and off the trigger until ready to shoot.
  • All firearm hunters on any land during daylight hunting hours must wear a hat, cap, vest, jacket, rainwear, or other outer garment of Hunter Orange visible from all sides.
  • All hunters, including archers, must comply during gun season.
  • Camouflage Hunter Orange is legal provided 50% of the surface area is solid Hunter Orange.
    (Exceptions: waterfowl, crow, and wild Turkey hunters, and bow hunters for deer during open archery season).
  • Michigan requires 50% of a Camouflage Hunter Orange garment be open Hunter Orange.
  • Control your emotions when hunting or shooting.
  • Always let someone know where you are hunting and when you plan on returning.