Responsibility and Respect
All hunters have a personal code of conduct dictating how they act. There are many different personal codes of conduct. People hunt differently in different parts of the country. Individuals place personal limits on how they pursue game based on their skills and abilities. One thing is universal. A good code of conduct includes actions and attitudes that show responsibility and respect.
for laws: Before you hunt, ask, "Is this legal?"
for other people including yourself, landowners, other hunters and non-hunters:
Before you hunt, ask "Is this safe?" and "Is this sporting?"
Shoot only if you are certain you can make a clean, one-shot kill. Shoot only if you can pursue and retrieve your game. Take good care of your game meat. Eating the meat of the animals you kill is important. Know the habits and habitats of game and other wildlife.
for your actions: Before you hunt, ask "Is this the right thing
Remember everything you do while hunting has consequences. Every person you talk to, every fence you cross and every shot you take matters. Be responsible, no matter who is watching! Be responsible, even if no one is watching!