Spring Turkey Hunting Safety Tips from HunterEdCourse.com

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Spring turkey hunting is the second biggest hunting time of the year after the fall deer-hunting season so HunterEdCourse.com wants to remind turkey hunters of the basic rules of hunter safety. New hunters are required to take a state-approved hunter safety course, but experienced hunters should review the basic rules of safety at the start of each season to insure safety in the field.

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Spring turkey hunting is the second biggest hunting time of the year after the fall deer-hunting season so HunterEdCourse.com wants to remind turkey hunters of the basic rules of hunter safety.

New hunters are required to take a state-approved hunter safety course, but experienced hunters should review the basic rules of safety at the start of each season to insure safety in the field. With HunterEdCourse.com, an online hunter safety course provider, a student is able to access their course after completion for study each hunting season.

What is most important for spring turkey hunters is to remember the four fundamental rules of firearm safety. To remember these four fundamental rules think of ACTT.

  • Assume every gun is loaded. At first sight of a firearm, a person might want to reach for it, pick it up and point it at something.
  • Control the muzzle. Point the gun in a safe direction.
  • Trigger Finger. Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot.
  • Target. Be sure of your target and what lies beyond.

In addition to ACTT, a hunter must think about their Safe Zone of Fire. Turkey hunting is normally with a group of hunters, so hunters need to establish a safe zone of fire. Understand how the turkey shot will spread and travel as each hunter picks their position to call in the turkeys and take aim. Be clear who is shooting first and which direction their muzzle will be pointing.

All these hunting safety tips are included in the state-required hunter safety course. HunterEdCourse.com provides an online course that allows a student to study at his or her own convenience, wherever there is an Internet connection.

Hunter Ed Course automatically saves the progress so a student can stop the course and start again as their schedule allows. At $13, the course is almost half the price of the other online offerings and is available at http://www.HunterEdCourse.com.

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