About the Study Guide

You are looking at the Massachusetts Hunter’s Ed Study Guide. At the present time, you cannot obtain hunter education certification from Hunter Ed. However, you can use this Study Guide as a resource to learn more about hunter safety.


Hunter education course review and summary

Many of the fundamentals of rifle firing also apply to handguns.

The way you load a handgun depends on whether it is a single-action revolver, a double-action revolver, or a semi-automatic.

Hunter education course review and summary

Body position and grip are vital to hitting your target. With both hands, hold the handgun high on the grip and at arm’s length. Use a stable object as a rest when hunting.

The pistol-shooting fundamentals of breath control, trigger squeeze, and follow through are almost identical to those in rifle shooting.

Hunter education course review and summary

Ear and eye protection are essential when shooting any firearm.