Hunting University

The Sellier & Bellot Hunting University section is an introduction and “how to” that is aimed at helping the new, young and inexperienced hunter as well as veteran hunters further their education on hunting.  We believe that you can never stop learning about hunting tips and techniques regardless of how experienced a hunter you might be. 

The Sellier & Bellot team strongly advocates good hunting ethics, family involvement, and most importantly, firearms safety. No matter how experienced of shooter or hunter, please continue to visit our Safety University and review these key safety tips prior to shooting, hunting or cleaning your weapons. 

Basic Hunting Etiquette

  1. Know and follow all hunting rules and regulation for your type of hunt and the area you are hunting in.
  2. When approached by a Conservation Officer, Police Officer, another Hunter or anyone else, always hold your firearm in a non-threatening manner. If your rifle or shotgun has a sling, use it and sling your firearm over your shoulder. If you are caring a pistol, put it in the holster
  3. Always pick up your spent cases and/or shells after you shoot.
  4. Never litter and please pick up the trash and other stuff left behind by inconsiderate people.
  5. Always leave your camp or hunting area in better condition then what you found it. 
  6. When hunting private land, knocking on a landowner’s door and asking permission to hunt each time you visit is common courtesy. 
  7. Show respect for the landowner’s property. Hunt only where the landowner approves and keep safely away from his house, barn and livestock. Avoid damaging his crops and always leave everything as you found it, including the opening and closing of gates.
  8. Never leave without stopping back by to say thanks and offer to share any game you harvested. Follow-up by mailing a thank-you note and consider sending a card or gift at Christmas.
  9. Offer to help the landowner with chores and maintenance during the season and off-season.  Assist the landowner with fixing fence lines, repairing equipment, or clearing trees and brush. 
  10. The true sportsman becomes a friend that is courteous and always demonstrates good manners first and foremost.