Saskatchewan Hunter Safety Course


Understanding Distance

Identify Your Target and Beyond

Bullets travel far! Always make sure of your target and beyond. If you miss the target, the bullet can travel a great distance before it hits something or runs out of momentum. This chart shows how far a bullet can potentially travel.

NOTE: Dangerous ranges for a high power rifle can extend up to 4.5 km (over 2.5 miles) and up to 1.6 km (1 mile) for a .22 rim-fire rifle.

IMPORTANT! As a responsible and ethical hunter, you should only take a shot when at a distance that you are confident to make a one-shot kill.