Being a safe hunter is about more than just obeying the rules of firearm safety. You should employ safe hunting practices in any type of hunting that you participate in.
Always wear a complete outer suit of blaze orange, scarlet, bright yellow, or white: or any combination of these colours, from the waist up. Coloured vests and camouflage orange are not accepted for hunting in Saskatchewan.
When crossing a fence or other obstacle, whether alone or with someone else, the first thing any hunter should do is unload the firearm. Leave the action open.
Using hunting dogs is quite effective when hunting small game or waterfowl. Never keep a hunting dog on a tether or leash when hunting. Treat the dog as a fellow hunter - never point the muzzle in their direction. Remember that dogs can experience heat exhaustion and hypothermia, just like humans.
NOTICE: Please be aware that some of the images you see throughout the Saskatchewan Hunter Safety Course DO NOT reflect the legal hunting apparel requirements for all hunting scenarios. Chapter 6: Hunting Safety will cover the legal apparel requirements for Big Game Hunting in Saskatchewan. It is always the hunter’s responsibility to consult Saskatchewan’s annual Hunters’ and Trappers’ Guide to be aware of current hunting regulations before heading into the field.