Minnesota Adult Hunter Safety Course


Chapter 9: Hunting Techniques & Game Care

Not every hunting style will be effective in all situations. You will need to adapt to your surroundings and the particular game that you are hunting. Some techniques are more suited for hunting alone, while some are used when hunting with a group. Hunters must also know the proper shot placement on an animal to ensure an ethical, quick harvest. Once you have downed an animal, you must care for it in such a way to ensure minimal waste of the harvested animal.

In this chapter, we will explore various hunting techniques, proper shot placement, as well as proper game care once you have retrieved your harvested animal.

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.

  • [2.4.1] Explain and show the proper safe zones of fire in different situations, with two or three hunters.
  • [2.4.2] Explain when it is appropriate to shoot and when a shot should be avoided
  • [2.4.2] Identify proper shot placement on a game animal
  • [3.2.5] Explain how a hunter would properly care for a game animal in the field once it has expired