This hunting season, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is joining with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) to remind hunters that safety remains at the core of America’s hunting traditions.
This is a time of year when a lot of firearms are in use and in transport and NSSF wants everyone who enjoys hunting opportunities in Georgia to know that materials and resources are available to provide education and important reminders about how to be safe with their firearms in the field, on the range, at home and everywhere in between.
NSSF’s campaign, “The Hunt isn’t Over Until You Are S.A.F.E.” is part of the Project ChildSafe program, which NSSF launched in 1999. S.A.F.E. is an acronym for Store firearms responsibly, Always practice firearm safety, Focus on your responsibilities as a firearm owner, and Education is key to preventing accidents. Project ChildSafe emphasizes safely securing firearms when they are not in use as the #1 way to prevent firearm accidents.
To complement Georgia’s hunter safety programs, NSSF has made several resources available, which can be found on THE PROJECT CHILDSAFE WEBSITE. These include:
- An interactive quiz on hunting safety
- A Hunting Checklist for Families
- Tips and guidelines on safe firearm handling
- NSSF’s Ethical Hunter brochure and Pocket Hunter Fact Card
- An infographic with guidelines on a variety of firearm storage options
“We’re very thankful to have the Georgia WRD’s help in getting this information out to hunters—we want to help everyone hunt responsibly, return home safe and securely store their unloaded firearms,” said NSSF CEO Steve Sanetti. “The more we can get this information in the hands of hunters and others in the shooting sports community, and the more that gun owners can do to share these messages with others, the more we can help prevent firearm accidents.”
More information and resources available at www.projectchildsafe.com.