Crossing a Fence With Another Person
If you are crossing a fence or other obstacle with another hunter, unload all firearms first. Pass your firearm to the other hunter with the action open and visible.
Once the second hunter is safely holding both firearms, the first hunter may cross the fence.
Once safely across, the unloaded firearms are handed to the hunter who has crossed the fence. The muzzle should always be pointed in a safe direction.
With the muzzles still pointing in a safe direction, the second hunter can now cross the fence.
Now that you've crossed safely, load your firearm, engage the safety and continue your hunt.