Minnesota Hunter Safety Course


Chapter 6: Hunting Safety

A safe hunter takes time to prepare and to practice using all gear before going out into the field for a hunt. In this chapter we are going to discuss safety skills for handling a firearm and other hunting equipment in the field, as well as how to be safe when hunting near or on water. We'll also examine general safety guidelines for all types of hunting.

Important! It is a hunter's responsibility to purchase any required hunting license and tags before going on the hunt. Be aware of local hunting laws and regulations. Remember, those laws and regulations can change from year to year!

Goals for This Chapter

You will be required to show the following skills and/or knowledge at your Field Day:

NOTE - the numbers listed below correspond the the program objectives listed on the "Firearms Safety Education Program" print-out, available in your exam center.

  • [2.2.4] Explain the proper way to load a firearm into a boat
  • [2.2.5] Show the proper way to safely cross a fence with a firearm, alone and with another hunter present.