Mississippi Hunter Safety Course


Watercraft Safety

Using watercraft to hunt from, or to get to locations where other hunters do not frequent, can be a lot of fun - reminiscent of the adventures and exploration that our forefathers experienced. Hunting for ducks and other kinds of fowl involves being near or in various bodies of water - with or without the help of watercraft. Safe hunting requires that you plan and prepare for these special conditions.

These are the most common causes of hunting-related incidents that involve watercraft:

  • Not following proper firearm safety and handling rules
  • Standing in watercraft while shooting
  • Not wearing an approved personal flotation device
  • Slipping or falling when entering or exiting watercraft
  • Not knowing the safety rules for safe watercraft handling

Avoid making those kinds of mistakes by observing the following rules.