Kansas has a plethora of hunting options. You can chase, stalk, and flush just about anything but alligators.
With so much space and so many hunts going on, accidents are bound to happen, and they do, but in record low numbers. Last year, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (DWTP) reported just six incidents of hunting injury, none fatal.
The DWPT is rightfully proud of the lowest number of hunter incidents in 50 years. In this article, they suggest several steps to take in order to make your hunting days safe and secure.
- Treat every firearm as if it’s loaded.
- Never point your firearm at anything you don’t want to shoot.
- Keep the safety on until right before you shoot.
- Know your target and what lies beyond it.
- Never put your finger on the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
Rules of gun safety are just one of many lessons taught during Hunter Education courses in Kansas, and the program is a big reason hunting-related incidents in the state are at an all-time low. Since 1973, more than 500,000 students have completed the Kansas Hunter Education course.