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Deer Hunting Safety

Can you believe it, Wisconsin's annual deer hunting season is right around the corner.  As over 600,000 hunters will take to the woods next weekend it's a good time to remind us all, no matter how experienced we may be, about the 4 basic rules for all hunters.

1. Treat every firearm as if it is loaded

2. Always point the muzzle in a safe direction

3. Be certain of your target and beyond

4. Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot

It is likely there will be a fair amount of corn still standing in the southern half of the state.  Hunters should use their binoculars - not their rifle scope - to verify their target and what is beyond. Twigs, branches or standing crops will not stop your shots if you miss your target. You must be certain you have a safe backstop before you shoot.

One-third of all hunting incidents during the gun deer season are self-inflicted injuries. This makes it a must to keep your finger outside the trigger guard until you are certain you are ready to shoot.

According to the WI DNR website there were 9 incidents during the 2015 gun deer season with 3 resulting in fatalities. 

WOHVA wishes all hunters a safe and rewarding hunt!

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The Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association exists for the sole purpose of proactively assuring that public and private off-highway motorized vehicular recreational opportunities are expanded in Wisconsin for safe use by this and future generations