From laws to lingo, get valuable hunting info by taking this quiz.
Sources: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, NRA, ESPN Outdoors
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Which authority decides when a hunting season is open?
As with licenses, individual states have jurisdiction over the timing and duration of hunting seasons.
What is the primary rule of gun safety?
Don’t get us wrong, permits and proper storage are important, but according to the NRA, the primary rule of gun safety is to keep the gun “pointed so that even if it were to go off it would not cause injury or damage.”
While aiming a gun, where should the shooter’s finger be?
A shooter should not touch the trigger until he is ready to shoot and it is safe to do so.
When should a gun be loaded?
Only load when ready to use. And do not store a gun with ammunition in it.
What should a hunter do first upon picking up a gun?
After engaging the safety, a hunter should remove the magazine (if the gun has one), open the action and look inside the chamber or chambers to make sure they’re clear of ammo.
Which kind of ammunition can a 12-gauge shotgun take?
Only the ammunition designed for a given gun can safely be fired from that gun. For a 12-gauge shotgun, it is 12-gauge shells.
Which authority issues hunting licenses?
The federal government does not issue hunting licenses. They are issued by individual states, and can usually be purchased at sporting goods stores.
BONUS ROUND: Hunting lingo.
Match the term with the correct definition: Nock
Nocking is the act of fitting the bowstring into the notch.
Blinds can be set up on land, in the water or in trees.
a semi-submerged blind used for hunting waterfowl, now illegal in America
It usually contains between six and 15 birds.
Definitely a slang term for state officers that enforce game and fish laws. Not the nice thing to say.