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Hunting Safety Reminders

This morning the 9 day Wisconsin gun deer season opens. Opening day is an unofficial state holiday for me and more than 500,000 other hunters. As you read this I am nestled into a tree stand not far from the shores of the Little Wolf River. It is an idyllic spot. Today’s Everyday EMS Tips are a reminder to me and all of you that hunt to:

1. Always point the muzzle in a safe direction.

2. Treat every firearm as if it were loaded.

3. Be sure of your target and what is in front of and beyond your target.

Have a safe and fun weekend. For me bringing home a deer will just be the icing on the cake of a fantastic weekend in the woods and time together with great friends.


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.