This past July, I had the wonderful experience of hunting with Starr & Bodill African Safaris in the Eastern Cape of South Africa with five other unique and amazing women, including fellow Prois staffers Andrea Fisher and Britney Starr. (Starr is coincidently one of the Starrs behind Starr & Bodill). We enjoyed 10 days of successful plains game hunting and a day of fishing in the Indian Ocean. It was an adventure I will never forget.
This morning I took to the woods under a cloak of darkness. Silently, I found my place and nestled in to sit and watch the forest wake around me. With the sun’s first rays I listened to the birds sing and held hope I would successfully fill my tag.
I originally posted this story two years ago. As hunting season is now underway and many of us are introducing our children to the hunting and shooting sports for the first time, I feel it is an important message to share once again. Then again, is there ever a bad time to share this information? I think we all need safety reminders from time to time, regardless of age or experience.
*The names listed in this story have been changed to protect those involved.
There are a few cardinal rules in gun safety that must always be followed:
1- ALWAYS keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
2- ALWAYS treat a gun as if it is loaded.
3- ALWAYS keep the safety on and your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS!