The fundamentals of safe shooting

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GOHUNT Staff

Marksmanship is proficiency at firing a firearm. Becoming an accomplished marksman requires that a hunter first learn and then continue to practice shooting fundamentals, skills that hunters hone over a lifetime.

The fundamentals of safe shooting include the following:

  • Always observe safe firearm handling rules

  • Learn how to properly adjust sights on a rifle

  • Learn different shooting positions

  • Learn how to point and shoot a shotgun

  • Learn how to pattern a shotgun

  • Understand that practice is fundamental to safe shooting

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