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Hunter's Education Section Two Notes
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First rule of firearm safety: Point the muzzle in a safe ______________ at all times.
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
Reason marksmanship is important
So you can hit where you aim - and hit the vital organs for a clean and ethical kill.
Hunter education in Texas helps hunters develop _____________________
safe and ethical behavior
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
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)
Safe Zone of Fire
An area where a hunter can safely shoot. Usually between 10 and 2 - Arms at a 45 degree angle outside your shoulders
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