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Modules and Lessons

  1. HUNTING BASICS
    1. WELCOME TO THE CLUB
    2. SAFETY: THE TOP TEN RULES FOR HUNTERS
    3. STARTING FROM SCRATCH: DEFINITIONS
    4. GET TO KNOW YOUR FIREARMS
    5. ACTION TYPES
    6. SAFETY MECHANISMS
    7. KNOW YOUR AMMO
    8. AMMUNITION COMPONENTS
    9. RIFLE AND HANDGUN CARTRIDGES
    10. CARTRIDGE COMPONENTS: GETTING SPECIFIC
    +8 more lessons
  2. FIREARM SAFETY
    1. HANDLING YOUR FIREARMS SAFELY
    2. CHECK IT YOURSELF: LIVE ACTION
    3. LOADING YOUR FIREARM - LIVE ACTION
    4. THE DANGERS OF IMPROPER LOADING
    5. HANG FIRES, SQUIB LOADS AND MISFIRES
    6. HANG FIRE
    7. SQUIB LOAD (PRIMER POP)
    8. MISFIRE
    9. UNLOADING YOUR FIREARM - LIVE ACTION
    10. PASSING A FIREARM TO ANOTHER PERSON
    +3 more lessons
  3. RIFLES 101
    1. RIFLES
    2. BOLT ACTION RIFLE
    3. BOLT ACTION RIFLE COMPONENTS
    4. CHECK IT YOURSELF: BOLT ACTION RIFLE
    5. LOADING A BOLT ACTION RIFLE
    6. THE FIRING CYCLE OF A BOLT ACTION RIFLE
    7. UNLOADING A BOLT ACTION RIFLE
    8. LEVER ACTION RIFLE
    9. LEVER ACTION RIFLE COMPONENTS
    10. CHECK IT YOURSELF: LEVER ACTION RIFLE
    +9 more lessons
  4. SHOTGUNS 101
    1. SHOTGUNS
    2. CHOKE
    3. CHOKE TYPES
    4. BREAK ACTION SHOTGUN
    5. BREAK ACTION SHOTGUN COMPONENTS
    6. CHECK IT YOURSELF: BREAK ACTION SHOTGUN
    7. LOADING A BREAK ACTION SHOTGUN
    8. THE FIRING CYCLE OF A BREAK ACTION SHOTGUN
    9. UNLOADING A BREAK ACTION SHOTGUN
    10. PUMP ACTION SHOTGUN
    +11 more lessons
  5. HANDGUNS 101
    1. HANDGUNS
    2. HANDGUN HANDLING
    3. HANDGUN CALIBER
    4. HANDGUN COMPONENTS
    5. SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL
    6. CHECK IT YOURSELF: SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL
    7. LOADING A SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL
    8. THE FIRING CYCLE OF A SEMI-AUTO PISTOL
    9. UNLOADING A SEMI-AUTO PISTOL
    10. SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER
    +9 more lessons
  6. MUZZLELOADERS 101
    1. MUZZLELOADERS
    2. MUZZLELOADER DANGERS
    3. MUZZLELOADER RULES TO LIVE BY (LITERALLY):
    4. MUZZLELOADER COMPONENTS
    5. MUZZLELOADER TYPES
    6. PRIMER
    7. CHECK IT YOURSELF: MUZZLELOADERS
    8. LOADING A MUZZLELOADER
    9. FIRING CYCLE OF A MUZZLELOADER
    10. UNLOADING A MUZZLELOADER
    +1 more lessons
  7. MARKSMANSHIP
    1. MARKSMANSHIP
    2. SAFE ZONES OF FIRE
    3. SAFE ZONE SCENARIO: BIRDS AND SMALL GAME
    4. SAFE ZONE SCENARIO: BIG GAME
    5. TRAJECTORY: YOUR BULLET'S PATH
    6. SHOOTING UPHILL AND DOWNHILL
    7. BULLET RANGE
    8. HIT THE RANGE
    9. USING A SIGHT
    10. DETERMINE YOUR DOMINANT EYE
    +18 more lessons
  8. HUNTING PREPARATION
    1. GETTING READY TO GO
    2. DRESSING FOR SUCCESS: HUNTER CLOTHING
    3. CLOTHES FOR THE HIGHS AND LOWS
    4. CLOTHING CHECKLIST
    5. CAMOUFLAGE
    6. HUNTER OR "BLAZE" ORANGE
    7. THE IMPORTANCE OF HUNTER OR "BLAZE" ORANGE
    8. ELIMINATING SCENT
    9. HOW TO BECOME STINK-FREE
    10. YOUR GEAR AND EQUIPMENT
    +18 more lessons
  9. HUNTING LAWS AND REGULATIONS
    1. HUNTING LAWS
    2. FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS
    3. MUNICIPAL LAWS
    4. HOW HUNTING LAWS WORK
    5. PENALTIES AND FINES
    6. HUNTING SEASONS
    7. LICENSES AND TAGS
    8. HUNTING REGULATION RESOURCES
    9. WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT
    10. NORTH AMERICA'S WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PRINCIPLES
    +8 more lessons
  10. WILDLIFE
    1. FINDING YOUR GAME
    2. YOUR REAL TARGET: VITAL ZONES
    3. COMMON GAME ANIMALS FROM A-Z
    4. ANTELOPE
    5. BEARS
    6. MULE DEER
    7. WHITE-TAILED DEER
    8. DOVE
    9. WHITE-WINGED DOVE
    10. DUCKS
    +12 more lessons
  11. IN THE FIELD
    1. IN THE FIELD
    2. CARRYING YOUR FIREARM
    3. TWO HANDED CARRY ("THE READY CARRY")
    4. CRADLE CARRY
    5. ELBOW CARRY (OR SIDE CARRY)
    6. TRAIL CARRY
    7. SLING CARRY
    8. SHOULDER CARRY
    9. TACKLING TOUGH TERRAIN
    10. CROSSING FENCES
    +29 more lessons
  12. BOWHUNTING
    1. OVERVIEW: GET TO KNOW YOUR BOW
    2. DEFINITIONS: BOW ANATOMY
    3. DEFINITIONS: BOWSTRING ANATOMY
    4. BOW TYPES
    5. LONGBOW
    6. RECURVE BOW
    7. COMPOUND BOW
    8. CROSSBOW
    9. COCKING A CROSSBOW
    10. ARROWS
    +10 more lessons
  13. YOUR CONTRACT TO KILL
    1. YOUR CONTRACT TO KILL
    2. TRACKING WOUNDED GAME
    3. TAGGING REQUIREMENTS
    4. FIELD DRESSING
    5. FIELD DRESSING EQUIPMENT
    6. FIELD DRESSING BIG GAME
    7. HOW TO GUT A DEER
    8. FIELD DRESSING SMALL GAME
    9. FIELD DRESSING FEATHERED GAME
    10. PLUCKING OR SKINNING YOUR BIRD
    +9 more lessons
  14. SURVIVAL
    1. HUNTING EMERGENCIES
    2. SOBER IS SAFE
    3. EMERGENCY PREP
    4. KNOW THE WEATHER
    5. FIRST AID SURVIVAL KITS
    6. TREATING INJURIES IN THE FIELD
    7. CUTS AND BLEEDING
    8. BROKEN BONES
    9. BURNS
    10. CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING
    +16 more lessons
  15. CONTINUING A GREAT TRADITION
    1. HUNTER ETHICS: THE UNWRITTEN RULES
    2. RULE #1: HUNTER RESPECT
    3. RULE #2: HUNTER SAFETY
    4. RULE #3: HUNTER RESPONSIBILITY
    5. BEHAVIOR AND IMAGE
    6. HUNTING ADVOCACY
    7. GET INVOLVED
    8. JOIN A CAMP
    9. THE IMPORTANCE OF HUNTER EDUCATION
    10. WHY WE DO THIS

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Hunter with a bow in tall grass at dusk
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Person on snowmobile riding through snowy trail
Person paddling in white water rapids
Three individuals backpacking across a yellow, grassy plain
Boat in the water with people sitting aboard
Hunter with a bow in tall grass at dusk
Man on yellow ATV riding through dirt tracks
Person on snowmobile riding through snowy trail
Person paddling in white water rapids
Three individuals backpacking across a yellow, grassy plain

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