Hunting is more than just a sport that gets you outdoors with your buddies; it's a great way to participate in the circle of life and bring food home for your family. Of course, some people do it just for the thrill of tracking and shooting. But it seems silly to shoot ducks, geese, deer, elk, and more with no intention of using them for food, especially if you're a meat eater. That's just wasteful. At least consider selling it to a local butcher for some gain. That said, your reasons for hunting are your own and so long as you follow the law by gaining the proper permits and observing limits and restrictions, you can do what you want with whatever game you bag. However, before you pick up a rifle and head out into the woods, you need to know that there are proper safety procedures you must follow in order to ensure that no unnecessary injuries or damages occur as a result of your actions. You don't want to pull a Dick Cheney. Here are just a few hunting safety tips for the new ones out there who intend to bag their first kill.