About the Study Guide

You are looking at the Oklahoma 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.

Shooting a firearm can cause immediate and permanent hearing loss and can damage your vision.

  • Shooting a firearm creates a loud noise. To protect your hearing, always wear properly fitting ear protection.
    • For target practice, use an earplug or earmuff (or both) with a high Noise Reduction Rating (NRR).
    • When hunting, use electronic or non-linear devices that allow normal or even enhanced hearing but block damaging levels of sound.
    • For more information, visit the National Hearing Conservation Association website.
  • Not only does shooting a firearm send the projectile(s) downrange, but it also discharges small particles from the projectile, burning gas, and other residue. Also a shell could rupture or your firearm could malfunction.
    • When shooting, always wear suitable eye protection, such as shooting glasses with high-impact lenses, to protect your eyes.
    • Wear eye protection also whenever disassembling or cleaning a firearm.
Protect your eyes and ears