Here we want to give you an Idea of what we do at our field test,We try to
give the the students some practical exsperiance in a controlled situation
with some guidance.Althou as instructors we all teach basically the same
Not all instructors have access to the same facility
the student is demonstrating the correct
way to approach the landowner and ask for
permission,This is one area that the students
have some problem (mostly due to embarrassment) they are given plenty of guidance.We stress the point that we should present the proper image to the landowner and the public
Here they are doing a mock pheasant drive ,they are instructed to
pay attention to their gun handling and to pay attention to their line
that they should move at the speed of their slowest hunter.
Here they are being quizzed on what a save shooting zone is
Here we have a pair of students demonstrating the two person fence crossing.the usual mistake here is they want to back away from the fence instead of turning around before they walk away.
Here at the completion of the crossing we have them cross
with their hands grasping the wire .this is to be prepared for the possibility of the wire breaking and springing back
his hands are ready to protect his face
Here we have one of the students favorites,They take three shots
at three clay birds.This part is just to expose the students to live fire
we use 20 ga lite .It does not matter if they break any birds or not.we are
more concerned with safety and their positive exsperiance
Here we have another favorite, shooting 22 rifles they usually take five shoots at a paper target we try to get them in the bullseye but it does not affect their pass or fail if they hit the bull or not.
We also set up a blood trail and show the students how to trail game.And all through the field test they are asked various questions mostly dealing with safety and responsible hunting
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