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Many hunters go through five stages of hunting. These are marked by changes in attitudes and feelings about hunting. Many of the things they enjoy about hunting are different in each stage.

The Shooting Stage of Hunter Development

Many beginning hunters are excited to begin hunting. Often they want, more than anything, to be able to shoot an animal to test their skills. They often judge success by the amount of shooting they do. If you are in this stage, your first concern needs to be safety.