Before going into the woods this deer hunting season, a critical safety reminder is how you are handling your gun, according to Door County Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha. He says gunshot injuries caused by hunting accidents often happen between members of the same hunting party or family. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is reemphasizing the four basic rules of firearm safety leading up to the deer hunt. Kratcha says the number one rule is to treat every gun as if it is loaded.
Kratcha adds that sighting in your rifle or shotgun can be done any time before the deer hunting season, even on Friday before the hunt, which was a rule change made a few years ago. He recommends not waiting until the last minute to get your license or sighting in your gun and preparing in advance of deer camp.