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- Positively identify your target before you shoot.
- Shoot only at appropriate targets or legal game.
- Always practice safe gun handling.
- Practice shooting skills and be sure your rifle or bow is properly sighted in.
- Pattern your shotgun and know how it shoots.
- Avoid hunting from roads.
- Never store or transport a loaded firearm.
- Familiarize yourself with provincial and federal regulations.
- Know the effective range of your firearm or bow.
- Teach others to become ethical hunters and to care for the countryside in which they hunt.
- Get to know and support local hunting and conservation organizations.
- Educate yourself on issues related to hunting, wildlife management and conservation that are important to you and share your opinions.
- Act responsibly to avoid creating a negative image for hunters and firearm users.
- Only harvest the amount of game that you can use.
- Ensure that every effort is made to retrieve wounded game.
- Complete licence returns and participate in surveys.
- Access private property only with the landowner’s permission.
- Respect outdoor users including other hunters, hikers, berry-pickers and cabin owners.
- Report illegal hunting and trapping activity.