Minnesota Hunter Safety Course


Hunting Goals

Before you head out on a hunt, take a moment and remind yourself of your goals for that hunt. The mark of a good hunter is one who measures the success of the hunt by the overall experience, not the game they took down.

It is unrealistic to expect that you will get game every time you go on a hunt. For big game hunts especially, the success rate is usually about 33%. This means that only one in three deer hunters will bag a deer during the hunting season.

Especially as a beginning hunter, your goals should not be to bag your limit. You should instead focus on improving your skills, and learning more about the outdoors. Set goals that are realistic. Even if you don't bag anything, make sure you have a good time while in the bush.