Deer Hunting Safety

Nov 9, 2021

It’s that time of year...deer hunting.  Whenever a firearm is involved with any activity, there is a potential for an accident to occur if the firearm is not handled responsibly. Hunting safety should be an ongoing development of skills and attitude over the lifetime of the hunter. When it comes to hunter safety – learn it, preach it and above all, remain conscious of hunting safety anytime you head into the woods.


Gun Safety

  • ALWAYS assume every firearm is loaded. Be sure to point the muzzle in a safe direction and NEVER point your firearm towards another person.
  • Be familiar with your firearm.  Know how to carry, load and unload it beforehand.  Know what to expect when you pull the trigger.
  • Be sure the firearm is in the safety position until you intend to shoot.
  • Be aware of what is behind your target before you shoot.


Tree Stand Safety

  • ALWAYS carry a cell phone and keep it on your person.  Don’t put it in a pack that you may take off or hang in a tree.  If you fall - your phone will not be with you.
  • Check tree stand straps and steps, and replace anything that is worn or weathered.
  • Wear a full body harness and wear it properly.
  • Use a rope to pull up your firearm or bow.


Wear Blaze Orange

The visible portion of a cap and outer clothing above the waist, excluding sleeves and gloves, must be blaze orange when hunting or trapping during any open season where deer may be taken by firearms.



  • Wear bright clothing. Choose colors that stand out, like red, orange or green. Blaze orange vests and hats are advisable.
  • Don't forget to protect pets. Get an orange vest for an accompanying dog.
  • Know the dates of hunting seasons. Learn about where and when hunting is taking place.
  • It's better to not head into areas known for deer hunting until season is over. But if it cannot be avoided, don't make unnecessary noise to disturb wildlife.
  • Make your presence known. If a non-hunter hears shooting, you should raise your voice and let hunters know you are in their vicinity.


How can Lofton Safety help?

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