Be A Responsible Firearm Owner

Hunt S.A.F.E.

“Because Safety is Always in Season”

Father and Son hunting for boar
Hunting is a time-honored tradition, which when enjoyed safely and responsibly, can be something shared by generations of friends and family members. It’s also a time when more firearms are likely to be taken out of storage, transported and used in the field, so it’s worth emphasizing the importance of safe firearm storage and handling.

Hunt S.A.F.E. focuses on reminding hunters to use, transport and store their firearms safely, and help prevent accidents in the field, on the range and in the home. With that in mind, S.A.F.E. stands for:

Store your firearms responsibly when not in use;
Always practice firearm safety;
Focus on your responsibilities as a firearm owner;
Education is key to preventing accidents.

Hunt S.A.F.E. #1-7 Tips

Please view – and share – these seven ultra-short videos with tips on firearm safety in the field.

Tip #1

Tip #2
Tip #3
Tip #4
Tip #5
Tip #6
Tip #7

Are You a S.A.F.E. Hunter?

How sharp is your knowledge of basic – and advanced – hunter safety? Take our refresher quiz, and pass on what you’ve learned.


Hunt S.A.F.E. Resources

Future Hunters Pledge & Walk-Through Module

This is an interactive web module that parents and kids can go through together to learn and discuss smart and safe firearm handling, ethical and responsible hunting and gun safety.

Hunt S.A.F.E. Downloadable Resources

Hunt S.A.F.E. Checklist

The Ethical Hunter Brochure

Firearms Safety in Vehicles

Gun Storage For Your Lifestyle

Tips for First-Time Gun Buyers

Additional Resources

For more information on where to shoot, take firearm safety and shooting classes, or find gun ranges participating in NSSF’s First Shots program, please visit