Learn about duck hunting safety and what to be aware of when hunting ducks from a hunting expert in this free duck hunting video.
This segment is on duck hunting safety. As you know any time there are firearms around you have got to be very very careful. Every state has specific requirements for hunter education safety. I have a couple of boys who are young and one of the things we do is talk about hunter education and safety rules all the time. You can do this whenever you have a chance. A lot of it you have got to be responsible for is just remembering that when you have a gun, a weapon, you have always got to treat it as if it were loaded and always just be aware of which direction the gun is pointed and that is one of the key factors that you can do. Obviously if you are in a duck hunting situation where you have a live firearm that is loaded, you have got to be extra careful. If you are in water in a boat, there are going to be other people hunting around you more than likely and in the excitement of the hunt it is very easy to be caught up in the excitement of the game. You have just got to be very careful. We all know someone who has been injured or perhaps even killed from a firearm so we want to be really careful. The best thing is just to be extra careful with a gun when it is loaded. Take that hunter education course. A lot of people have taken those over the years and refresher courses are always good but just be careful and be safe, that's one of the key things about hunting is that we don't want there to be any kind of accidents or injuries. So hunter education courses and safety courses is the first thing to do and just be aware of the gun. Also you should be familiar with the firearm. This gun I have had for about four or five years and I know it very very well and I know how it works. A semi-automatic is different than a double barrel, or single shot, or a shot gun and so you just want to be familiar with the hunting that you are hunting with.