Safety is First

If you want to shoot in the ECTC conference you must complete a Hunters Safety Class sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks. We will have a class at Marian in the fall and possibly one in the early spring. You may also look at the Game and Parks web site for other class alternatives.
Mr. Pat Whitaker and Jess Prusa
during hunter safety class.
gun safety
Muzzle Control

1. Always keep your gun pointed in a safe direction.

2. Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

3. Always keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

The first thing you must do when picking up a gun is to check and make sure it is unloaded. Break the action on the over and under shotguns, open the chamber on the semi-autos and pump guns. If you do not know how to operate the gun, do not pick it up. Ask someone to show you how the gun works.
The safety protocol for trap shooting is very specific and rigorously enforced by every shooter. When you take your gun out of your case, open the action. When you take your gun off the gun rack, open the action. The barrel should be pointed in a safe direction (down) at all times when you are off the shooting line. You only load your gun when it is your turn to shoot.

Pay close attention to the safety instruction in both your class and when you first start to practice at the range. You must know and follow the safety rules.

Jim Bolita
Hunter Safety Instructor

You must wear protective glasses and hearing protection while shooting. NO EXCEPTIONS. We will have both available at practice for you to use. It is recommended that you buy your own shooting glasses if you plan on competing in the ECTC league.

Before each round it is the duty of the captain (post one) to make sure that the other shooters have their eye protection and hearing protection in place. Notice that in the picture on the right, Leanna has the action open and the barrel is facing down.
shooting glassesShooting glasses and hearing protection are required.

girl with shotgun
Leanna Steier

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