As my project to acquire a drilling moves on, I find myself wondering how best to carry the thing safely when stalking. My first reaction was to think that it's just the same as a shotgun pretty much, and to carry it open until you're actually onto a deer. But then I thought that the "clunk" of closing it may alert said deer to your presence, which is why in woodland stalking we carry bolt-actions loaded with the safety on and the muzzle pointing up or down. Only the newer break-barrel rifles have manual cocking for the rifle barrel, and I don't believe that shotgun-style safeties actually block the strikers as they do on bolt actions often.
The thing that occurs to me on a combination gun is that if you only load the rifle barrel, and select the shotgun barrels, then put on the safety, then even if the gun did go off because of a jolt or something, you'd just be firing the empty chambers.
Anyway, how to you carry yours?