Hunting Safety

A checklist for hunters

  • Tell someone where you will be hunting.
  • Avoid outings alone. If you go alone, be extra careful and hunt in familiar areas.
  • Dress properly and be prepared for the worst possible conditions. Protect against hypothermia.
  • Check the weather forecast before going into the woods.
  • Identify your target before shooting.
  • Check hunting equipment before and after each outing, and maintain it properly. Familiarize yourself with its operation before using it in the field.
  • Always wear enough blaze orange to be highly visible to other hunters.
  • Learn about hunting on Wildlife Management Areas within the Ocala National Forest. In many cases, hunting permits and / or licenses are required, depending on the season.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission offers numerous hunter safety education courses to people of all ages. For more information visit