Hunter Tips from Allatoona USACE
Our friends at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Lake Allatoona have released a few safety tips for folks who hunt in the vicinity of Allatoona Lake, as they call it.
These warnings might be new to you or you might have them memorized. The point is they’re worthless unless you follow them.
USACE Hunter Safety Tips
- Never rely on your gun’s safety. Treat all weapons as if they’re loaded and ready to fire.
- Never cross a fence, climb a tree or stand or jump in a ditch with a loaded gun.
- Never load or carry a loaded weapon until you are ready to use it.
- Watch your muzzle so the other individuals don’t have to.
- Wear hunter orange so you can be seen. A blaze orange hat and at least 400 square inches of hunter orange above the waist-line should be worn during all gun deer seasons.
- Never shoot unless you are absolutely sure of your target and what is beyond it.
- Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting firearms.