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OUTDOORS: Remember to practice firearm safety this big game season


October 31, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

With big game hunting season underway, Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks reminds everyone to be sure to practice firearm safety.

By Montana FWP

With big game season opening last weekend, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to stress the importance of being safe this year. Last hunting season, Montana experienced more hunting-related injuries and deaths than the past several combined. One of the deaths even resulted in the hunting partner being charged with negligent homicide.

All of these tragedies had the same factors in common: loaded firearms. The incidents involved loaded firearms that were being transported in trucks, ATVs, or snowmobiles or by people walking around with chambered rounds.

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