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Hunters urged to 'ACTT' for saftey
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SOCIAL CIRCLE — For the 2010-11 hunting season, Georgia reported 44 hunting incidents, 22 of which involved firearms.
So the state Wildlife Resources Division is advising hunters review the four primary rules of firearms safety before heading to the woods.
“Ultimately, each hunter is responsible for keeping themselves and others safe while pursuing deer this hunting season,” said Walter Lane, hunter development program manager of the Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “This includes respecting all firearms safety rules and being absolutely certain of their target and what is in front of it and beyond it.”
The four primary rules of firearms safety, which can be remembered with the acronym ACTT, are as follows:
A — Always treat every firearm as if it were loaded.
C — Control the muzzle of the firearm at all times.
T — Be certain of the target and what is in front of it and beyond it.
T — Keep your finger outside of the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot.
For more information on firearms safety, go to or call the Wildlife Resources Division’s Hunter Education office at (770) 761-3010.

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