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Choose the true statement about steel shot versus lead shot.Steel shot weighs about one-third less than lead shotWhen a rifle fires, a sequence of events takes place. After the firing pin strikes the primer, what is the next event in the sequence?The primer explodes and ignites the gunpowderWhat must you check to make sure a bolt-action firearm is unloaded?Open action and magazineA firearm safety:Is a mechanical device that could failA telescopic sight (or scope):Magnifies the targetRifle, shotguns, and handguns differ mostly based on their:Barrel and ammunitionWhich shotgun choke has the tightest shot pattern?FullWhat is the final step in correctly matching ammunition to a firearm?Match the information on the barrel to the information on the cartridge or shotshellWhen you know a firearm's effective killing range, you can determine:When a shot will give a clean killWhat is the first step in cleaning a firearm?Point the muzzle in a safe directionWhich of the following would be a good spot to store a firearm?A cool, clean, and dry locationIn hunting, it is important to know which eye is dominant. Your dominant eye:Is the eye you should use to aim a firearmWhat should be true about any firearm you choose to use for hunting?Has enough power to kill the game quickly and effectivelyWhat is sight alignment?The process of lining up a firearm's rear and front sightsSighting-in a rifle means:Adjusting the sights to hit a target at a specific rangeYou are shooting a rifle or handgun. What is the best way to pull the trigger for an accurate shot?Apply slow, steady pressure until the gun firesWhich shotgun choke is best for hunting a large, slow bird, such as a turkey?FullWhy do hunters pattern their shotguns?To select ammunition with the best performanceHow should you hold a handgun or maximum accuracy?High on the grip with two handsWhy should you use ear protection when shooting a firearm?To prevent permanent hearing lossWhich of the following statements is true?When hunting, limit your shots to your most accurate rangeWhat legal requirements must you consider when selecting a firearm for hunting?Caliber or gaugeWhat is sight picture?what you see when a firearm's sights are aligned correctly with the targetWhen sighting-in a rifle:fire the rifle from a solid bench restA hunter is shooting a rifle in the field. For the safest and most accurate shot, this hunter should:Shoot from prone position with a restWhich shotgun choke is the most open?cylinder (unchoked)What distance should be used to pattern a shotgun?The distance you expect to be from your quarryWhat is the correct way to shoulder a shotgun?Bring the stock all the way up to your cheek and then back to your shoulderWhen firing a handgun, how far should you hold it from your body.At arm's lengthWhat type of eye protection should you wear when shooting a firearm?shooting glasses with high-impact lensesWhat is good marksmanship?Hitting the target accurately and consistentlyWhat should you check before choosing a firearm for hunting?It meets the state's legal projectile requirementsSighting-in a rifle helps the shooter:determine problems with shooting techniqueThere are four standard rifle-firing position. Which position provides the least support?StandingWhich two chokes are best for hunting small, fast, close birds?Improved Cylinder and ModifiedWhen patterning a shotgun, what is a sufficient percentage of pellets within a 30-in circle?At least 55% of the load,with even distributionYou point a shotgun at a moving target. You swing the gun faster than target is moving so that the muzzle passes the target. Then you fire. This method of shooting is called:Swing-throughWhat parts of your body should have protection whenever you shoot any firearm?Ears and eyesAll hunters should take several steps to prepare for each hunting trip. Which step will help ensure that you tae only legal game?Learn about your quarryzTo take game and minimize its suffering, what must you know about the animal you are hunting?Its anatomyWhat is the preferred rifle shot for larger game animals, such as elk or bear?BroadsideHow should you mark a blood trail when you tracking a wounded animal?Use fluorescent orange flaggingWhat should you do as soon as possible after tagging game?Field dress itWhich part of modern firearm has the same function as the lock on a muzzleloader?ActionWhat powder is the only kind that should be used in a muzzleloader?Black powder or a synthetic substituteYou are shooting a muzzleloader. A hang fire happens. What should you do?Keep the gun pointed downrangeWhich type of bow has limbs that curve away from the belly of the bow?Recurve bowWhich safety guideline for using bows is unique to the crossbow?Follow the safety rules for both firearms and bowsWhich statement about arrows are true?An arrow is as deadly as a bulletYou nock an arrow with the bow parallel to the ground. The cock feather should be pointing:Straight upWhere should broadheads be kept while traveling to and from the field?In a quiver with a coverThe best anchor point for drawing a bow:is determined through practiceWhat is the only arrowhead that may be used for big game hunting?broachedWhich statement about muzzleloader is true?Muzzleloaders are early firearms that are loaded from the open endWhat kind of powder can cause serious injury if used in a muzzleloader?Modern smokeless powderWhich of the following describes safe handling of a muzzleloader?Wear eye and ear protection when shooting a muzzleloaderWhich type of bow uses wheels and cables, and is the most popular bow for hunting and target shooting?Compound bowWhich type of bow has a rifle-like stock and shoot shorter arrows ("bolts")?CrossbowWhen should you carry arrows in the nocked position?When you are slowly approaching gameMost bowstrings have a small brass band to mark the correct position for nocking the arrow. What is the name for this band?Nocking pointWhich statement about broadheads is true?Dress game with great caution until you find all parts of the broadhead.One way of shooting a bow is the bow sight aiming method. This method:Requires the ability to accurately judge distancesArrows have plastic vanes or feathers that proved stability and accuracy in flight. What is the name for these vanes or feathers?FletchingYou remove a firearm from its storage location in your home. How should you handle the firearm?Immediately point the muzzle in a safe direction.There are four main causes of hunting incidents. Which cause is most likely to lead to mistaking another person for game?Hunter judgement mistakesThere are several ways to carry a gun. The trail carry:Leaves a hand free for balanceThree hunters are walking side by side. Which of the following would be safe?The hunter in the center use the trail carryAlways unload a firearm before:Crossing rough terrainYou need to check for an obstruction in your firearm. What is the FIRST step you should take?Point the muzzle in a safe directionWhat is the first step for both loading and unloading a firearm?Point the muzzle in a safe directionWhat is the recommended way to transport a firearm?In a gun caseYou are hunting in a group. It is safe for you to shoot in the area called the:Zone-of-lineA hunter who drinks alcohol before or during the hunt is more likely to:Have a hunting incidentWhich method is recommended for climbing a tree to enter an elevated stand?Using a fall-arrest system (safety harness)Which is the recommended method for attaching a haul line to a firearm?Tie it to the slingAn example of safe and ethical operation of an all-terrain vehicle is:Getting out of the vehicle before taking a shotWhat should you do if you fall overboard into cold water?Try to rebound your boat, even if it is swampedThere are four primary rules of firearm safety. One of these rules is:Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to shootYou are passing a firearm to another person. What should you do before unloading the firearm?Turn your back toward the other personThere are several ways to carry a gun. The elbow carry:Can cause the gun to snag in brushy terrainYou are hunting with others. Which two factors are most important in choosing how to carry your firearm?Muzzle control and terrainYou are carrying a firearm. Before crossing a fence, the first two thing you should do is:Unload the firearmYou stumble in the field. The barrel of your firearm dips into the ground. You follow the steps to check for an obstruction in the firearm. After pointing the muzzle in a safe direction, what is the next step?Unload the firearmYou are unloading your firearm. You start by pointing the muzzle in a safe direction. What is the NEXT step you should take?Put the safety onThree hunters are hunting in a group, side by side. Which of the hunters need to be aware of the safe zones-of-fire?All three of the huntersWhat is the effect of alcohol on the skills and abilities needed to hunt safety and responsibly?Alcohol impairs judgmentTwo hunters are duck hunting in a boat. What is the safest position?Back-to-backHELP refers to the position you should assume if cold water. What does HELP stand for?Heat escape lessening postureWhat group sets hunting regulations in most states?A wildlife management agencyWhat type of information would you find in a hunting regulations publication?License, permits, and stamp requirementsSome hunting behaviors are governed by hunting laws. Other behaviors have to do with ethics. Which of the following behaviors is a legal issue rather than an ethical issue?A hunter continues hunting after reaching the bag limitHow would a responsible hunter show respect for a landowner?Leave all gates the way they were foundHunter tends pass through five stages of development. What is the focus during the sportsman stage?The total hunting experienceWhat is a reason to plan and prepare for a hunting trip?To improve your chances for successWhen you go on a hunting trip, you should leave a hunting plan with someone you trust. What information should the plan include?The names of any hunting partnersClothing can affect your ability to perform safely and responsibly. How should you choose your clothes for a hunting trip?Always wear clothing suitable for the weather you expectWhat is the hunter's most important item of clothing?Daylight fluorescent orange outerwearWhat does a topographic map show?Elevation and counters of the landYou get lost and need shelter. What should you do first?Look for a natural shelterHow much water do you need each day?two to four quartsWhich of the following is a proper way to treat frostbite?Wrap the affected area in warm, dry clothingAfter spending several hours outdoors, your skin is pale and clammy. Your mouth is dry. You feel weak and have muscle cramps. These are symptoms of:Heat exhaustionYou need to help a hunting companion with a deep, open chest wound. What should you do first?Cover the wound with the palm of your hand until a bandage is locatedUnlike conservation, what does preservation emphasize?Saving natural resourcesOne of the seven principles of the North American Model for Wildlife Conservation states that hunting, fishing, and trapping shall be democratic. What does this mean?Anyone in good standing can participateWhat five essential elements must be present to provide a proper habitat for wildlife?Food, water, cover, space, and arrangementTo set hunting regulations, wildlife managers monitor habitat conditions. They also monitor.Birth and death ratesWhy must you learn to recognize key characteristics of the animal you're hunting?To avoid illegally harvesting non-game animalsWhich statement is true about conservation versus preservation?Conservation favors huntersOne of the seven principles of the North American Model for Wildlife Conservation states that wildlife is an international resource. What does this mean?Hunting and fishing are managed cooperatively across state and province boundariesWhich of the following factors limits the potential production of wildlife?DiseaseOne way to help keep animals habitats healthy is to make sure the number of animals never exceeds the habitat's carrying capacity. This is the job of:Wildlife managersWild animals are commonly divided into groups with similar characteristics. The two categories used for mammals are:Large mammals and small mammalsWhat is the hunter's role in wildlife conservation?To help control wildlife populations at a healthy balance for the habitatWhy were the principles in the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation developed?To manage and conserve wildlife resourcesCarrying capacity:Can be changed by nature or humansWhat part of wildlife managment involves setting daily and seasonal time limits, bag limits, and legal methods for taking wildlife?Hunting regulationsWhat must be true for any animal to be classified as legal game?be useful, primarily for foodWhich of the following statements about hunting is true?Hunting is an effective wildlife management toolWhat provides the set of guiding principles for managing wildlife resources?North American Model of Wildlife ConservationTo survive, every animal needs a proper arrangement of food, water, cover, and space. These items make up the animal's:HabitatWhich statement concerning rare, threatened, or endangered species is true?These species are fully protected by lawWhat part of wildlife management involves trapping animals in areas where they are abundant and releasing them in areas of suitable habitat where they are not abundant?Artificial stockingA hunter is under 10 years of age is not carrying a hunter education card while hunting. Who must accompany this youth?A person at least 21 years of ageA person is hunting deer with a firearm in Tennessee. This hunter must ear a minimum of:500 square inches of blaze orange on the head and upper bodyWhat is the requirement for checking in a bear?You must goto an official checking stationWhen are you required to use centerfire ammunition a rifle?When hunting deer or bearsWhat should you do if you see a poacher?Report it to TWRAA Tennessee resident is 21 years of age. When must this person have a valid hunting license?When hunting game or assisting another person who is hunting gameTo check the current Tennessee hunting regulations, you should:Refer to the current Tennessee Hunting & Trapping Guide or go to the TWRA websiteWhen are you allowed to hunt on private property?When you have permission from the landownerWhen is it legal to use electronic calls?During Conservation Season forBlue, Ross's, and Snow GeeseWhich of the following is allowed in a Wildlife Management Area?Hunting waterfowl while you are 200 yards from a visible dwelling houseA person plan to go hunting in Tennessee. When must he or she be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age?If under 10 years of age and hunting without a hunter education cardA person is hunting during a big game season and is wearing blaze orange. Which of the following meets the blaze orange requirements?Hat and vestWhen are you required to check in a bear, deer, or turkey?Before the end of the calendar dayWhich of the following is legal in Tennessee?using non-toxic shot to hunt waterfowlWhich information should you provide when reporting a wildlife violation?Name and description of the violatorYou want to hunt deer on private property. You have written permission and a Hunting and Fishing Combination license. What else do you need?Big game supplement licenseYou are using an ORV on private property. When are you allowed to hunt from the ORV?If the ORV is stationaryWhat are the legal hunting hours for black bear, deer, and elk?From one-half before legal sunrise and one-half after legal sunsetWhich of these is prohibited when hunting wild turkey?Electronic callsWhich of the following in a Wildlife Management Area?Possessing a firearm with a valid hunting license