In this short educational video Hunter-Ed shows you how to cross a fence safely. Crossing a fence is a time when you should be most aware of being safe with your firearm. If you are traveling with people it is your responsibility to look after your own safety as well as the safety of everyone traveling with you. You should be as safe as possible when you are alone as well. You never know what could happen.
Here is a step by step list for safely crossing a fence with a firearm
- Unload your fire arm
- Lay the fire arm on the ground on the opposite side of the fence with the muzzle pointing away in a safe direction. Cover the muzzle so nothing gets inside it.
- Try not to damage the fence
- Point the muzzle in a safe direction when you pick up your gun
- Check the barrel. Reload and check to make sure the safety is on
These five steps will keep you and your hunting buddies safe while crossing a fence. You may want to try it a few times to remember every step for future hunting! After all the best way to learn and remember is by experiencing it first-hand. For a great video representation on the steps above, check out the video!