Minnesota Adult Hunter Safety Course


Crossing a Fence Alone


Safe hunters always unload their firearms before crossing an obstacle, then they reload after the obstacle has been safely crossed.




Step 1.

If you are crossing a fence by yourself, unload your firearm first. 



Step 2.

While protecting the muzzle from debris, place your firearm on the ground with the muzzle pointed in a safe direction away from where you plan to cross the fence.   



Step 3.

Cross the fence away from the muzzle, retrieve your firearm, check the barrel for obstructions, load, engage the safety and continue your hunt.