Mechanicsburg, Pa. – Hunting season is right around the corner, and according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the number of hunting-related shooting incidents is noticeably declining.
ATSPA CEO, Krista Brands, stated, “While the decline in hunting-related shooting incidents is positive, ATSPA continues to educate individuals on the importance of SMART hunting.”
When using a firearm, think SMART and be sure to follow the following five primary safety rules provided by the Pennsylvania Game Commission:
S – Safe Direction: Keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction at all times.
M – Make Sure: Positively identify your target.
A – Always Check: Know what’s beyond your target before shooting.
R – Respect Firearms: Treat all firearms as if they are loaded.
T – Trigger Caution: Don’t touch the trigger until ready to shoot.
The American Trauma Society, Pennsylvania Division (ATSPA) offers educational materials on hunting and gun safety. Visit www.atspa.org for more information.
Visit the Pennsylvania Game Commission website for more information: https://www.pgc.pa.gov/