Minnesota Adult Hunter Safety Course


Chapter 10: The Ethical, Responsible, Involved & Law-Abiding Hunter

Unlike oil, coal, or other non-renewable resources, wildlife is considered a renewable resource - meaning that it is a resource which replenishes itself as long as it is not completely depleted.

As hunters, we must respect all wildlife we harvest, and always conduct ourselves in an ethical and responsible manner while out on a hunt. We also have a duty to get involved in conservation practices, to ensure that future generations will have the same opportunities as we do today.

Goals for This Chapter

You will be required to show the following skills and/or knowledge at the Optional Field Day:

NOTE - the numbers listed below correspond the the program objectives listed on the "Firearms Safety Education Program" print-out, available in your exam center.

  • [3.1.1] Name and explain the four reasons why hunting laws exist
  • [3.2.1] Identify the characteristics that make up a responsible hunter
  • [3.2.1] Name the four responsibilities of a hunter
  • [3.2.1] Explain the Code of the Hunter, and how it differs from hunting laws
  • [3.2.2] List the actions a hunter can take in order to promote a positive hunting image
  • [3.2.3] Explain unethical and/or illegal activities and what an ethical hunter would do in such situations
  • [3.2.4] Identify the five stages of impairment that are the result of alcohol or drug consumption
  • [6.1.1] Give a scenario explaining how and when to interact with a landowner in order to get permission for hunting on their land
  • [6.1.2] Name at least two areas in the state that are open to public hunting
  • [6.1.3] Name at least three private organizations that support wildlife management and wildlife conservation efforts through best hunting practices