New York Hunter Safety Course


Chapter 8: Shooting Skills &


Marksmanship is a word that describes proficiency at firing a firearm. To become an accomplished marksman, you must first learn and then practice the fundamentals of shooting - skills that are developed over a hunter's lifetime.

The Fundamentals of Safe Shooting

  • Observe safe firearm handling rules.
  • Learn how to properly adjust sights on a rifle.
  • Learn different shooting positions.
  • Learn how to pattern a shotgun.
  • Learn how to point and shoot a shotgun.
  • Understand that practice is one of the keys to safe shooting.