New Jersey Hunter Safety Course


Only point the muzzle at something when you intend to take a shot

Never joke around with a firearm. Never use the scope on your firearm as binoculars and always maintain control over the direction that your firearm is pointing. Do not use the barrel of your firearm as a pointer for giving someone directions.


Unload before jumping, running, or climbing

NEVER jump over a ditch, or climb a tree or fence with a loaded firearm. When pulling a firearm toward you, never pull it by the muzzle end. Once you have finished climbing or crossing, make sure to inspect the firearm to ensure it was not damaged in any way before reloading.


Important! Always store firearms separately and securely, away from both children and careless adults.


Safety First! Never consume alcohol before or while you handle a firearm. Avoid legal and illegal drugs that can alter your behavior and mental status as well.