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Duck hunter

Nobody is born a good shot. Good shots become good shots by following three simple rules: Practice, practice, practice! These three rules apply whether you shoot a bow, a shotgun, or a rifle. The best place to practice is at your local shooting range or at another safe place that is approved by local law enforcement authorities.

Regardless of where you practice, be sure that you have a safe backstop. A steep dirt bank, free of rocks, is a good backstop. Never shoot if you are not sure of a safe backstop!

When you practice:

  • Be sure to practice shooting from different positions. The hunter rarely has time to select the ideal firing position.
  • Never rush a shot!
  • Learn to estimate distances, and never take a shot if you don’t believe you have the skill to make a quick, clean kill.