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Hunter's Ed. (entire unit)
Terms in this set (55)
The parts that loads, fires, and ejects/unloads the shells or cartridges
Handle of the firearm
The tube that the ammunition travels through as it leaves the firearm
It's the end of the barrel where the bullet exits
First rule of firearm safety: Point the muzzle in a safe ______________ at all times.
First step to becoming a responsible hunter: knowing your _____________ and how to use it safely
What is the the term for the ammunition size (also size of barrel of firearm)?
Being able to hit the spot where you're aiming again and again is called _________________________ .
Hitting the spot where you are aiming is important for a clean and _______________________ kill
Safety of a firearm
Part that locks the trigger and prevents firing (not 100% foolproof)
Range of a firearm
Helps you decide if you can make a clean and ethical kill. Also helps you to know distance you could cause injury.
Should be unloaded, lightly-oiled and locked (separate from ammunition)
Reason marksmanship is important
So you can hit where you aim - and hit the vital organs for a clean and ethical kill.
3 basic parts of a modern firearm
Stock, action and barrel
Where is caliber or gauge marked on a firearm?
Stamped on the barrel
What to do when loading or unloading a firearm
Point the muzzle in a safe direction
Becoming a certified in hunter education in Texas helps _____________ .
reduce hunting and shooting related injuries and fatalities
Hunter education in Texas helps hunters develop _____________________
safe and ethical behavior
Hunter education in Texas teaches hunters to comply with __________________
Tells where, when and what you will hunt. Leave with friend or family member NOT going on the hunt
Heart and lungs - need to aim for these so the kill is clean, quick and ethical
Some animals, such as deer, require a tag immediately after the kill. Attach securely to its body.
Best angle for shot - when animal is facing sideways.
Not as good as broadside, animal is facing toward you at an angle
Not as good as broadside, animal is facing away from you at an angle
Can happen if it's exposed to heat or from a head shot
Before climbing, unload firearm
Shot from back
Worst angle to shoot your game
Transporting a harvested animal
NOT on top of car or on bumper. Can be quartered and packed in a chest with tag
Carry with one hand near abdomen - muzzle points to side
Carry with one hand - firearm is at your side
Elbow (or side) carry
Firearm is draped over your elbow. Works well with break action rifle
Barrel is over your shoulder - muzzle points behind you
Using 2 hands - provides best muzzle control
Similar to shoulder carry but includes a sling that loops over the shoulder
Crossing a fence with others
Unload first, then give firearm to partner, cross and then get firearm back
Crossing a fence alone
Unload first, lay firearm on other side (muzzle pointed in safe direction), lay firearm down and cross
Safe zone of fire
Area in which a hunter can safely shoot
Fall-arrest system (5 point safety harness)
Should be worn at all times while climbing into a tree stand
Should be used to lower or raise firearm into elevated stand/blind
Should be worn when hunting for safety
How the US Fish and Wildlife Service provides money (aid) to the TPWD
Taxes paid on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment
Booklet which is updated every year with any changes in hunting laws
Reasons for hunting laws
Conserves natural resources, provides equal opportunity for all hunters, ensures public safety
3 most important things needed for survivial
Food, water and shelter
Largest number of animals that the habitat can support
3 questions to ask before taking any shot at an animal
Is it safe? Is it legal? Is it ethical?
Doing the right thing when no one else is watching, even when doing the wrong thing is legal (Aldo Leopold)
The job of a Texas game warden
Inspect for suspected violation of hunting, fishing and boating laws and regulations (even on private property)
International emergency signal for distress
3 ground fires evenly spread out, 3 shots from a firearm or 3 blasts of a whistle
When body can't produce enough heat - can be prevented by staying dry and dressing for your hunt properly
Result of body overheating - treated by deep breathing, get out of the heat, drink cool fluids, soak on cool water
Can grant or deny permission to hunt on their land
Food, water, cover and space for resting/breeding
What is needed to learn about hunting and become an ethical hunter
Having the right attitude
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