Staying Safe with Your Guns

Hunting in South Carolina | CedarKnoll.comBeing safe on a hunting trip is very important. Here are some good safety tips to help people who are handling guns for the first time:

Treat Every Gun as if It Were Loaded – One of the golden rules of gun safety is to treat every gun like it’s loaded. If you find yourself handling a gun you are unfamiliar with, you won’t know if there are any issues with the weapon. Being safe and smart about your guns is wise. You don’t want someone to get hurt just because they are goofing off with a gun. Show respect to these powerful tools.

Don’t Point Your Gun at a Person – It doesn’t matter if you know that the gun is not loaded and the safety is on, you should never point your gun at anyone. It’s aggressive and just in poor taste. There have been far too many fatalities just because someone was playing around with a gun and not being respectful to their friends.

Keep Your Finger off the Trigger until You Want to Shoot – Not only should you never point your gun at anything you don’t intend to shoot, you shouldn’t put your finger on the trigger before you intend to use it. Being mindful about pulling the trigger saves lives.

Be prepared to go on a guided hunting trip when you come to the Cedar Knoll Hunting Lodge. We are happy to offer hunting in South Carolina on our private land.