I load my gun when I get out of the truck and am about to walk into the woods. I have the safety on, and the gun pointed in a safe direction at all times. There is nothing unsafe about that.
I have a pump gun, and as such, need to ensure the action is completely closed so I don't have a "click" when Mr. Big struts on in. If I wait until I am in position and have a tom gobbling on the roost, I don't want to make that much noise.
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