Hunters Ed Final Exam
Veterinary Medicine/Animal Sciences
define good marksmanship
ability to shoot where you aim
a common cause of a hunting incident is _____________
hunter judgment mistakes
the worst angle for a shot at the vital organs on a deer is from _______
if crossing a fence while hunting alone, you should _______________
unload the gun and place it on the other side with the muzzle pointed away, then cross
what is used to raise and lower items from a tree stand?
haul line of heavy cord
define carrying capacity
number of animals the habitat can support all year long
what are the 3 questions you should ask before taking a shot?
is the shot safe? is the shot legal?, is the shot ethical?
aldo leopold defined ethical behavior as ___________________
doing the right thing when no one is looking
how can hypothermia be prevented?
dressing properly, avoiding potentially dangerous weather conditions, drying out as quickly as possible when wet, high calorie food
how do you treat heat exhaustion?
move to cooler place and drink water, fan to lower body temperature, don't over-chill
landowners have the right to _______________
prevent hunting and taking a downed animal off property
to learn about hunting and become an ethical hunter you must have the right ____________
name the 3 basic parts of a firearm
stock, barrel, action
what does the action of a firearm do?
load, fire, eject cartridges
mechanical device that blocks the trigger or hammer to help prevent accidental firing
federal tax aid is given to Texas Parks and Wildlife through what means?
Pittman Robertson Act
1st rule of firearm safety
point the muzzle in a safe direction
where is the caliber stamped on the firearm?
end of the barrel
what is the 1st step to becoming a responsible hunter?
knowing your firearm and how to use it safely
why is knowing your firearm's range important?
lets you immediately assess when a shot will give a clean kill
how should firearms be stored?
unloaded and in a locked location, separate from ammo
it is important to become certified in Hunter Safety because____________
it teaches the practice of firearm and hunting safety
what is the book Texas Parks and Wildlife prints out each year?
what should be worn when hunting from an elevated, open blind (bow blind)
what is the zone of fire?
area in which a hunter can shoot safely
what should you make sure of before shooting an animal when other animals are near?
you won't hit any other animals
what does the field carry of a firearm look like?
muzzle pointed in safe direction, safety on, finger outside trigger guard
when loading and unloading firearms, where should the muzzle be pointed?
away from any people
what is the best means to ethically transport deer or other wildlife after the harvest?
keep tag on game, dont process deer beyond quartering, evidence of sex
list the safest means to transport firearms
unload and case, action open or gun broken down
what is the safest thing to do when hunters are traveling in a group?
keep muzzle pointed away from others
wasting meat is something an ________ hunter would not do
what are 3 types of international emergency signals?
three shots, three blasts on a whistle, three flashes of mirror
where a species fulfills its basic life need
what are the steps for properly tagging a white-tail deer?
complete tag immediately, cut month and day of harvest, in ink write name of ranch and county
Texas Game Wardens can inspect where for suspected violations?
any land or body of water
what are the items needed in a hunting plan?
who, what , when, where, how
treating both game and non game animals with respect are actions of a _______ hunter
when hunting on public lands, the most important item of clothing is ________clothing
aiming for the vital area on game is considered ____________
what causes meat to spoil?
dirt, heat, moisture
what is the most effective shot angle on a deer?
how should you approach downed game without knowing if the shot was 100% effective?
approach carefully from behind
when should an animal be tagged?
right after it is killed
what are the reasons for hunting laws and regulation?
game conservation, safety, fair chase
aiming at the right area on a game animal like whitetail makes for a ________ and ____________ kill
quick and clean
before climbing in to an elevated blind always _________ your firearm
what is needed for survival if you become lost?
shelter, fire, and signal