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Hunter education course review and summary

To become a successful hunter, one of the essential skills is good marksmanship, which is accurately and consistently hitting the target where planned. The three fundamentals of good marksmanship are proper sight adjustment or patterning, proper shooting technique, and practice.


Hunter education course review and summary

You need to aim with your dominant eye for the most accurate shooting.


Hunter education course review and summary

To start shooting, you should know your personal accuracy limits; learn the safe shooting rules; and find locations, such as shooting ranges, where you can shoot safely.


Hunter education course review and summary

When firing a rifle, sight alignment is the process of properly lining up the eye with the rear and front sights on open or aperture sights. Sighting-in is the process of adjusting the sights to hit the target at a specific distance.


Hunter education course review and summary

Using correct rifle-firing techniques will help improve your accuracy. The four basic fundamentals you should master are shooting from a rest, controlling your breathing, squeezing the trigger slowly, and following through with the shot.


Hunter education course review and summary

The four standard rifle-firing positions are prone, standing, sitting, and kneeling. Prone is the steadiest position, and standing is the most difficult.