Etiquette in the Field

WHAT TO DO:

1. Always carry your gun with the safety on until you lift the gun to shoot.
2. Always immediately empty your gun and open the action or chamber at the end of each field and before entering a vehicle.
3. Always wear an orange cap and safety glasses.
4. Always make sure that you have the right gauge shells for your gun.
5. Always keep a straight line when walking through fields.
6. When blocking, always remain within sight of walkers so they know where you are.
7. Always inform the guide of any problems you are having with your gun.
8. Always inform your guide of any health problems that you might have so that he can station you accordingly: if you have a health problem arise during the hunt immediately tell the guide.

WHAT NOT TO DO:

1. Don’t consume any alcohol of any sort before or during the hunt.
2. Don’t enter a vehicle with a loaded gun.
3. Don’t point a gun, whether loaded or not, at any person or one of the dogs.
4. Don’t shoot toward a hunter, dog, building, vehicle, or farm machinery.
5. Don’t attempt to fix a jammed shotgun without the assistance of your guide.
6. Don’t shoot pheasants on the ground or that get up behind or among the walkers.
7. Don’t shoot animals other than pheasants
8. Don’t shoot a hen pheasant ($120.00 fine, payable to Game, Fish and Parks after the hunt). Guides are to recover illegally taken game and report the violator to the lodge manager and will then be reported to GF&P.
9. Don’t shoot at low flying birds or birds headed toward blockers.

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