Went on a hunting trip and while killing time in the afternoon, the group sat around playing poker in camp. One of the guys to my right decided to pull out his S&W and for some reason point it around. I said firmly "you're covering me" and he didn't understand. When it again pointed at me, I repeated it even more pointedly. He said, "it isn't loaded" as an excuse. I had to tell him in front of the group, trying not to embarrass him, that it did not matter and listed the reasons. He took it badly, but managed to man-up and apologize later. I told him that I appreciated his apology. I doubt that I hunt with that group again but if you don't have rules in your hunting club or camp, may I please suggest that you make some, and be extra cautious with the under 25 set. I shot some targets with this guy earlier in the week, and he had some very bad habits, finger on the trigger- gun not on target, etc. I should have seen it coming, but his dad being an all-world hunter . . . yeah, I assumed.