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  • When choosing a firearm for hunting, make sure you meet any minimum legal requirements for caliber, gauge, or the amount of energy produced by the projectile. When hunting, your firearm should:
    • Be powerful enough to kill the game quickly and effectively and…
    • Fit you properly and…
    • Have the correct amount of recoil, usually moderate, so that you will practice more often and shoot more proficiently.
  • The ammunition you select for hunting depends on the type of game you plan to hunt. Most manufacturers recommend specific ammunition for each species.
  • When hunting with a shotgun, also be sure to select the proper choke and ammunition combination.
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