Shot Placement and Recovery Techniques

Getting into a hunting location is easy. Finding game is a little tougher, now taking that perfect shot, well that can be the start of a good hunting tale. This class will teach the student the proper location for that perfect shot. Game anatomy, shot placement, shooting situations, and what happens after the shot are all topics for discussion.

Key Topics

· How Arrows and Bullets Differ

· Shot Placement

· Shot Strategy

· Setting Up the Perfect Shot

· Vital Shots



The Student should be able to…

· explain why it is important to know how to recognize your quarry

· name the four basic animal characteristics that can be used for identification

· explain why it is important to know where to place a vital shot for the game you are hunting

· identify the vital zones for various game when viewed from different angles

· list four types of shots and when they should be used and when they should be avoided

· Describe how an arrow kills.

· Explain the importance of proper shot selection and shot placement.

· Describe the main vital area on big game and the shot that offers the best opportunity for success.

· Identify the main vital area and primary aiming zone on at least three different game species.

· Explain how the shot angle affects a bowhunter’s ability to make a clean kill. 

· Define “jumping the string.”

· List two examples of poor shot selection.

· List three reasons why long shots increase the risk of wounding game.

· Correctly choose the right action to take in “shoot / don’t shoot” scenarios presented in illustrations.


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