The fundamentals of safe shooting

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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