On a recent trip to RSA my Professional Hunter handled a rifle in a way that I have seen over and over again in photographs, magazines and on television. The over the shoulder carry where the barrel was pointed forward, towards the trackers. When we would stop the gun butt was placed on his foot and his hand was over the end of the barrel. All of this was with a loaded gun. When I questioned him about his gun handling the response was, " The safety is on." Gun safety is a pet peeve of mine and it drove me crazy.