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Hunter education course review and summary

During the 19th century, many game animals were hunted nearly into extinction. Hunting laws were passed to:

  • Establish hunting seasons that limit harvesting and avoid nesting and most mating seasons.
  • Limit hunting methods and equipment.
  • Set “bag” limits.
  • Establish safety guidelines for hunting to protect hunters and non-hunters.
  • Offer equal hunting opportunities for all.
  • Ensure adequate funding for wildlife programs by collecting license fees.
  • Define the rules of fair chase.

Hunter education course review and summary

Your behavior as a hunter may have a positive or negative effect on people’s opinions about hunters and hunting.

Hunter education course review and summary

Ethics are moral principles or values that distinguish between right and wrong. Ethical behavior ensures that hunters are welcome and hunting areas stay open. As Aldo Leopold, the “father of wildlife management,” once said, “Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching—even when doing the wrong thing is legal.”