Carrying Your Gun While Chasing Big Gobblers
Uneven terrain, moving fast while remaining stealthy and carrying a loaded shotgun can all add up to one horrific accident. Combine those challenges with multiple hunters and no one in hunter orange and you can see that spring turkey hunting can be a dangerous endeavor.
Before you leave the truck review the safest way to carry your weapon, check that the safety is on and make sure it is always pointing away from your partner. This is especially true when walking together down a trail or when that gobbler goes off and you need to make a quick move. Sometimes a simple reminder and frequent monitoring can make all the difference in the world. Make sure that everyone is on the same page and everyone is making safety a priority…before the hunt begins.