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    Question: All modern firearms have three basic groups of parts. What are these parts? a. action, stock, and barrel b. barrel, action, and trigger c. stock, barrel, and trigger d. barrel, stock, and muzzle Your answer: c Correct answer: a Explanation: All modern firearms have three basic groups of parts: action, stock, and barrel. Click here to study this again. [->0] Question: What is the goal of wildlife conservation? a. to protect endangered species b. to protect game and non-game species for future generations c. to use and manage renewable resources wisely d. to ensure unlimited resources for hunters

    Your answer: b Correct answer: c Explanation: Today, wildlife conservation has evolved into a science, but its goal remains essentially the same: to ensure the wise use and management of renewable resources. Given the right circumstances, the living organisms that we call renewable resources can replenish themselves indefinitely. Click here to study this again. [->1] Question: There are four standard rifle shooting positions. Which position is best for learning the fundamentals of shooting? a. standing b. prone c. kneeling d. sitting Your answer: c Correct answer: b

    Explanation: The prone position is the steadiest of the four positions. Because it’s the easiest to hold, it’s the best position for mastering the fundamentals of shooting– aiming, breath control, trigger squeeze, and follow through. Click here to study this again. [->2] Question: Most bowstrings have a small brass band to mark the correct position for nocking the arrow. What is the name for this band? a. fletching b. nock c. nock point d. crest Your answer: b Correct answer: c Explanation: On most bows, a small brass band called a nock set is crimped onto the bowstring to mark the correct position.

    Click here to study this again. [->3] Question: Which part of a modern firearm has the same function as the lock on a muzzleloader? a. safety b. trigger c. action d. barrel Your answer: a Correct answer: c Explanation: Muzzleloader is the term given to early firearms because they are loaded from the muzzle or open end. Locks took the place of actions on these early firearms. Click here to study this again. [->4] Question: You’re ready to shoot a rifle. You should draw a deep breath and then: a. hold your breath b. exhale half-way c. exhale all the way d. queeze the trigger Your answer: c Correct answer: b Explanation: Your breathing can move the rifle just enough to throw off your shot. When you’re ready to shoot, inhale a little deeper than normal and exhale until you feel comfortable. Then stop your breath in your throat as you squeeze the trigger. Click here to study this again. [-;5] Question: Which two shotgun chokes are best for hunting small, fast, close birds? a. improved cylinder and modified b. full and cylinder (unchoked) c. modified and cylinder (unchoked) d. full and improved cylinder Your answer: c

    Correct answer: a Explanation: Someone who is hunting small, close birds, such as quail, woodcock, chuckers, or grouse, or who has quick reflexes would generally use a cylinder or improved cylinder choke, which creates a broad shot pattern that spreads quickly at close ranges. Click here to study this again. [-;6] Question: Hunters tend to pass through five stages of development. What is the focus during the sportsman stage? a. bagging the limit b. the total hunting experience c. getting off the shot d. quality of game rather than quantity Your answer: a Correct answer: b

    Explanation: In the sportsman stage of hunter development, success is measured by the total experience–the appreciation of the out-of-doors and the animal being hunted, the process of the hunt, and the companionship of other hunters. Click here to study this again. [->7] Question: What is the correct way to shoulder a shotgun? a. Lower your head. Bring the stock to your cheek and then to your shoulder. b. Lower your head. Bring the stock to your shoulder and then to your cheek. c. Bring the stock all the way up to your cheek and then back to your shoulder. d.

    Bring the stock up to your shoulder and then up to your cheek. Your answer: b Correct answer: c Explanation: When you bring the shotgun to your shoulder, the stock should be brought to your cheek first and then back to your shoulder. A common error is lowering the head and cheek to the stock, instead of bringing the stock all the way up to the cheek. When done properly, with your head naturally erect, the gun butt always should come to the same spot on your shoulder. Click here to study this again. [-;8] Question: What should you do as soon as possible after tagging game? . Take it back to camp. b. Hang it up. c. Allow it to cool. d. Field dress it. Your answer: a Correct answer: d Explanation: Basic field dressing techniques help cool game by removing entrails, which lowers body heat by allowing air into the body cavity. As a rule, it’s best to field dress immediately. Click here to study this again. [->9] Question: Which of the following is a key factor in making a clean kill? a. shooting accurately b. being a trophy-stage hunter c. having good sight alignment d. using your dominant eye Your answer: c Correct answer: a

    Explanation: Shooting accurately is not only the key to successful hunting, but it’s also a safety factor. Some incidents, often deadly ones, have occurred when stray bullets have hit people out of the shooter’s sight. Be sure you have a proper backstop before you shoot. Accuracy is also essential for achieving a clean kill. No real sportsman wants to wound game and cause needless suffering. You must learn how to hit the vital organs of the game you hunt. Knowing your game, equipment, and skill level will tell you when you’re in position to make a clean kill. Click here to study this again. -;10] Question: What is the safe way to unload a muzzleloader? a. Fire it into the air. b. Fire it into a backstop. c. Fire it into the water. d. Fire it into a rock. Your answer: a Correct answer: b Explanation: The easiest way to unload a muzzleloader is by discharging it into a suitable backstop. Do not fire into the air or into the ground at your feet in case the projectile ricochets. Click here to study this again. [-;11] Question: Which shot angle rarely results in a clean kill, ruins a lot of meat, and provides an animal the best opportunity to detect the hunter? . quartering-away b. quartering-toward c. broadside d. head-on Your answer: a Correct answer: d Explanation: A straight-on shot can be effective if your firearm is already positioned for the shot. However, they rarely result in a clean kill and ruin a lot of meat. For large game, aim for the chest or neck. This shot should not be taken by bowhunters because of the reduced chance of hitting a vital organ. Click here to study this again. [-;12] Question: Which group is a primary supporter of hunter education? a. International Hunter Education Association b.

    Center for Wildlife Education c. National Wildlife Federation d. Sierra Club Your answer: b Correct answer: a Explanation: Non-governmental organizations (Ducks Unlimited, National Rifle Association, International Hunter Education Association, etc. ) offer hunter education and firearm safety education materials and training. Click here to study this again. [-;13] Question: The rules of fair chase address: a. bag limits b. size limits c. how game may be taken d. hunting with dogs Your answer: d Correct answer: c Explanation: Hunting laws also define the rules of fair chase.

    The concept began in the Middle Ages when hunters increased the challenge of sport hunting by setting rules that limited how they took game. Click here to study this again. [-;14] Question: Most hunters would agree that certain hunting behaviors are ethical. Certain behaviors are unethical. Other behaviors are in a gray area, and each hunter must make a personal choice. Which of the following behaviors is in the gray area? a. A hunter takes a shot outside his or her effective range. b. A hunter does not tag the animal once it is dead. c.

    A hunter drinks alcohol while hunting. d. A hunter continues to hunt after reaching the bag limit. Your answer: c Correct answer: a Explanation: As in every human endeavor, there are gray areas of ethical behavior that come down to a matter of personal choice. Examples of gray areas of ethical behavior, which may even be illegal in some locales, are: a) shooting a turkey on the roost, b) shooting birds sitting on water, the ground, or tree limbs; c) taking long shots at game animals out of your personal or practiced ranges. Click here to study this again. [-;15]

    Question: What is the correct treatment for first-degree or second-degree burns with closed blisters? a. Immerse in ice. b. Immerse in cold water. c. Cover with butter. d. Wrap with a loose, dry dressing. Your answer: a Correct answer: b Explanation: First- and second-degree burns with closed blisters are best treated with cold water. Immerse the burned area, or cover it with cloths that have been soaked in cold water–don’t use ice water. Avoid using butter or any type of greasy ointment because they can interfere with healing and cause an allergic reaction.

    Second- and third-degree burns with open blisters should be wrapped with a loose, dry dressing. Click here to study this again. [-;16] Question: Sighting-in a rifle helps the shooter: a. determine problems with shooting technique b. see how fast they can shoot rounds off c. choose the best sling to buy d. select a method for leading the target Your answer: d Correct answer: a Explanation: Other than ensuring accurate shots, sighting-in a rifle has other advantages: a) forces you to practice, b) helps determine problems with your shooting technique, and c) builds confidence in your shooting ability.

    On the Today’s Hunter in Missouri Field Day Qualifier Exam, you missed the following 27 questions:| Question: Hunters tend to pass through five stages of development. What is the focus during the trophy stage? a. bagging the limit b. the total hunting experience c. getting off the shot d. quality of game rather than quantity Your answer: c Correct answer: d Explanation: In the trophy stage of hunter development, the hunter is selective and judges success by quality rather than quantity. Typically, the focus is on big game. Anything that doesn’t measure up to the desired trophy is ignored.

    Click here to study this again. [-;17] | | Question: There are several ways to carry a gun. The trail carry: a. is a good choice when all other hunters are in front of you b. leaves a hand free for balance c. is recommended when walking in snow d. is recommended when walking through brush Your answer: d Correct answer: b Explanation: The trail carry technique leaves a hand free for balance, but don’t use it when you’re behind someone. Not recommended when walking in snow or brush–debris can get in the barrel. Click here to study this again. [->18] | |

    Question: Which type of bow has straight limbs that form an arc when strung? a. compound bow b. recurve bow c. longbow d. crossbow Your answer: b Correct answer: c Explanation: The longbow (stick bow) is a traditional bow, which has straight limbs that form an arc when strung. Click here to study this again. [-;19] | | Question: Hunters should teach others, work with landowners, and cooperate with game wardens. These efforts are part of what makes a hunter _________. a. a responsible sportsman b. a method stage hunter c. an unethical hunter d. conservationist Your answer: c Correct answer: a Explanation: Part of the process of becoming a true, responsible sportsman is becoming involved in efforts to make hunting a respected sport. That includes teaching others, working with landowners, and cooperating with Conservation Agents. Click here to study this again. [-;20] | | Question: What should be used to screw on broadheads? a. needle-nose pliers b. gloves c. thumb and forefinger only d. specially designed wrench Your answer: a Correct answer: d Explanation: Many archers’ injuries come from broadheads.

    Broadheads must be kept razor-sharp for hunting, which creates a safety problem if they are handled carelessly. To prevent injury, use a special wrench to screw on broadheads. This device covers the blades while a broadhead is being tightened on an arrow. Click here to study this again. [->21] | | Question: When you shoulder your shotgun, what part of your body should fit snugly against the stock? a. chin b. cheek c. neck d. arm Your answer: c Correct answer: b Explanation: When you bring the shotgun to your shoulder, the stock should be brought to your cheek first and then back to your shoulder. Click here to study this again. ->22] | | Question: All modern firearms have three basic groups of parts. What are these parts? a. action, stock, and barrel b. barrel, action, and trigger c. stock, barrel, and trigger d. barrel, stock, and muzzle Your answer: d Correct answer: a Explanation: All modern firearms have three basic groups of parts: action, stock, and barrel. Click here to study this again. [->23] | | Question: What is the number one cause of outdoor fatalities? a. hypothermia b. falls c. snakebites d. accidental shooting Your answer: b Correct answer: a Explanation: Hypothermia is the number one cause of outdoor fatalities.

    Click here to study this again. [->24] | | Question: Hunting laws preserve wildlife. Hunter ethics preserve: a. the opportunity to hunt b. the right to own firearms c. the chance to poach d. the low cost of a hunting license Your answer: c Correct answer: a Explanation: While hunting laws preserve wildlife, ethics preserve the hunter’s opportunity to hunt. Because ethics generally govern behavior that affects public opinion of hunters, ethical behavior ensures that hunters are welcome and hunting areas stay open. Click here to study this again. [-;25] | |

    Question: Which type of arrowhead spears fish and secures them until landed with an attached line? a. blade broadhead b. JUDO point c. field point d. fish point Your answer: a Correct answer: d Explanation: The fish point is a long, barbed or spring-loaded arrowhead that spears fish and secures them until landed with an attached line. Click here to study this again. [-;26] | | Question: You are shooting at a moving target. You estimate the length of lead necessary to hit the target. You maintain that lead as you swing with the target. You fire and continue the swing. This method of shooting is called: a. wing-through b. sustained lead c. snap-shooting d. sight alignment Your answer: a Correct answer: b Explanation: Sustained lead method is a little more challenging because it requires more experience. Point your barrel at that position and maintain that lead as you swing with the target, fire, and continue the same swing. Click here to study this again. [-;27] | | Question: There are four common causes of hunting incidents. Which cause is most likely to lead to accidental discharges and stray shots? a. ignoring firearm safety rules b. lack of control and practice c. judgment mistakes d. echanical failure Your answer: a Correct answer: b Explanation: The four most common causes of hunting incidents are: i) Hunter Judgment Mistakes, such as mistaking another person for game or not checking the foreground or background before firing; ii) Safety Rule Violations, including pointing the muzzle in an unsafe direction and ignoring proper procedures for crossing a fence, obstacle, or difficult terrain; iii) Lack of Control and Practice, which can lead to accidental discharges and stray shots; and iv) Mechanical Failure, such as an obstructed barrel or improper ammunition.

    Click here to study this again. [-;28] | | Question: Which shotgun choke is best for hunting a large, slow bird, such as a turkey? a. cylinder (unchoked) b. improved cylinder c. modified d. full Your answer: b Correct answer: d Explanation: The tighter the constriction, the greater the distance that the cluster of pellets stays together. The looser the constriction, the faster the shot pattern spreads. Recall that the most common chokes, ranging from tightest to most open, are: a) Full, b) Modified, c) Improved Cylinder, d) Cylinder (unchoked).

    Someone hunting larger, less mobile birds, such as pheasants and ducks, or birds that are flushing farther away from the hunter may select a modified, improved modified, or full choke which concentrates the shot in a smaller area. Click here to study this again. [-;29] | | Question: There are four primary rules of firearm safety. One of these rules is: a. Store firearms fully loaded and ready to shoot. b. Hide firearms and ammunition from children. c. Treat every firearm with the respect due a loaded gun. d. Unload firearms before climbing a fence or tree.

    Your answer: b Correct answer: c Explanation: The Four Primary Rules for Firearm Hunting: 1) Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. 2) Always 100% positively identify your target and what is beyond it before firing. 3) Always keep your safety on until you are ready to shoot. 4) Always keep your finger outside the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot. Click here to study this again. [-;30] | | Question: Choose the true statement about a firearm’s maximum projectile range. a. Knowing a firearm’s range is critical only when firing a shotgun. b.

    Knowing a firearm’s range is critical only when firing a rifle or handgun. c. When you know a firearm’s range, you know how far the bullet or shot can travel and still cause injury. d. When you know a firearm’s range, you know how close you need to be to hit your target every time. Your answer: d Correct answer: c Explanation: Knowing your firearm’s maximum projectile range is critical to being a safe and responsible hunter. The maximum projectile range tells you at what distances your firearm’s projectile could cause injury or damage to persons, animals, or objects. Click here to study this again. -;31] | | Question: What are the two basic styles of firearm actions? a. single-shot and repeating b. repeating and bolt-action c. pump and semi-automatic d. single-shot and revolving Your answer: c Correct answer: a Explanation: Firearms can be classified by their action type. The action of a firearm is made up of parts that load, unload, fire, and eject the shotshell or cartridge. Actions are either single-shot or repeating styles. Single-shot firearms must be reloaded each time the firearm is fired. Repeating firearms have extra cartridges or shotshells ready in a magazine, cylinder, or extra barrel.

    Click here to study this again. [-;32] | | Question: Which statement is true about conservation versus preservation? a. Conservation favors hunters. b. Conservation does not allow natural resources to be used. c. Preservation favors hunters. d. Preservation allows natural resources to be used. Your answer: c Correct answer: a Explanation: Conservation is the wise use of natural resources, without wasting them. Preservation is saving natural resources, but with no consumptive use of them. Click here to study this again. [-;33] | | Question: A hunter’s quarry is antelope, deer, black bear, or other big game f similar size or smaller. Which shot offers a good chance for a clean kill? a. quartering-away b. quartering-toward c. rear-end d. head-on Your answer: d Correct answer: a Explanation: The quartering-away shot is when your target is facing away from you, but at an angle. It’s an effective shot on deer, antelope, and similar-sized game. From that angle, a shot aimed at vital organs may miss the rib cage entirely. There’s also less tissue to pass through before penetrating vital organs. Rifle hunters should use the chest area above the opposite front leg as the aiming point for a lung shot.

    Bowhunters using cutting point broadheads for this type of shot are less likely to encounter heavy bone and thus increase their chances of hitting a vital organ. Click here to study this again. [->34] | | Question: How many people in the U. S. hunt? a. about 50% of the population b. about 35% of the population c. about 20% of the population d. about 5% of the population Your answer: b Correct answer: d Explanation: Nationally, about five to ten percent of the population hunts, and roughly the same percentage actively opposes hunting. The rest of the population is predominantly neutral.

    However, bad behavior by hunters could sway some of the neutral crowd into the anti-hunting camp. Click here to study this again. [->35] | | Question: What is the hunter’s most important item of clothing? a. breathable layer worn next to the body b. wool sweater and cap c. daylight fluorescent orange outerwear d. waterproof protective outer layer Your answer: d Correct answer: c Explanation: The most important clothing choices are a hunter orange hat and hunter orange outerwear–shirt, vest or jacket. Hunter orange clothing makes it easier for one hunter to spot and recognize another hunter because nothing in nature matches this color.

    This is required by law in Missouri for firearms deer hunting season. Click here to study this again. [-;36] | | Question: You need to help a hunting companion with a deep, open chest wound. What should you do first? a. Locate a sterile bandage and cover the wound. b. Locate any bandage and cover the wound. c. Transport the victim to the hospital. d. Cover the wound with the palm of your hand until a bandage is located. Your answer: a Correct answer: d Explanation: A bullet striking the chest can cause a sucking chest wound–a deep, open wound of the chest wall that allows air into the chest cavity.

    All chest injuries are very serious and need immediate medical attention. To respond immediately to a chest wound, use the palm of your hand to cover the wound until a bandage is located. Click here to study this again. [-;37] | | Question: A hunter is planning a strategy for identifying and tracking quarry. To develop an effective strategy, this hunter needs to understand the animal’s: a. habitat b. tracks c. temperament d. characteristics Your answer: a Correct answer: d Explanation: Whatever you’re hunting, a basic understanding of an animal’s characteristics will help you develop an effective strategy for identifying and tracking it.

    Click here to study this again. [->38] | | Question: ______ is a term that describes the size of a rifle or handgun bore. This term also describes the size of cartridges used with different bores. a. gauge b. caliber c. shot charge d. action Your answer: a Correct answer: b Explanation: Caliber is used to describe the size of a rifle or handgun bore and the size of cartridges designed for different bores. Click here to study this again. [->39] | | Question: When sighting-in a rifle: a. use lighter ammunition than you plan to use when hunting b. examine the target and adjust the sight after each shot c. ire the rifle from a solid bench rest d. rest the barrel of the rifle on a sandbag Your answer: b Correct answer: c Explanation: Fire your rifle from a solid bench rest with your forearm resting on a pad or a sandbag. Don’t rest the gun on its barrel–it will shoot higher than normal. Ideally, use an adjustable shooting tripod with sandbags. A spotting scope is also useful. Sight-in instructions are printed on some targets available from retail outlets or manufacturers. The sighting-in process for most centerfire rifles begins at 25 yards and then should be repeated at 100 yards.

    The basic steps involve firing at least three shots carefully and consistently at a target. If the bullets form a relatively small group of holes on the target, but not where you were aiming, the sights will have to be adjusted. You must sight-in your rifle with the ammunition you plan to use. Click here to study this again. [-;40] | | Question: Which of the following is a proper way to treat heat stroke? a. Put the victim in an ice-water bath. b. Get the victim to a hospital immediately. c. Place icepacks under the victim’s arms. d. Fan the victim until he or she begins to shiver.

    Your answer: a Correct answer: b Explanation: Treatment of Heat Stroke: a) Wrap in a sheet and soak with cool–not cold–water. b) Fan, but don’t over-chill. c) Get to a hospital immediately. Click here to study this again. [-;41] | | Question: What distance should be used to pattern a shotgun? a. the maximum range of your shotgun b. the distance you expect to be from your quarry c. 50 yards d. 100 yards Your answer: c Correct answer: b Explanation: The pattern of pellets within a 30-inch circle should be of a proper, even density to ensure a clean kill.

    The pattern should contain a sufficient percentage of the load, which should be at least 55% to 60%. Click here to study this again. [-;42] | | Question: The best anchor point for drawing a bow: a. is identical for every hunter b. is determined through practice c. provides tension for the bow d. is below the right shoulder for a right-handed hunter Your answer: c Correct answer: b Explanation: Practice will help you determine your best anchor point–one that’s both comfortable and provides the most accurate shooting. Your fingers should touch the same anchor point each time you draw the bow.

    Click here to study this again. [-;43] | | [-;0] – /mo/course/ch2_what_is_a_firearm. htm [-;1] – /mo/course/ch9_wildlife_conservation. htm [-;2] – /mo/course/ch3_shooting_positions. htm [-;3] – /mo/course/ch5_nocking_an_arrow. htm [-;4] – /mo/course/ch5_know_your_muzzleloader. htm [-;5] – /mo/course/ch3_rifle_firing_techniques. htm [-;6] – /mo/course/ch3_shotgun_shooting. htm [-;7] – /mo/course/ch7_stages_of_hunter_development. htm [-;8] – /mo/course/ch3_pointing_shotgun. htm [-;9] – /mo/course/ch4_field_care_of_game. htm -;10] – /mo/course/ch6_other_safety_considerations. htm [-;11] – /mo/course/ch5_unloading_firing_muzzleloader. htm [-;12] – /mo/course/ch4_types_of_shots. htm [-;13] – /mo/course/ch1_funding_sources. htm [-;14] – /mo/course/ch7_why_hunting_laws. htm [-;15] – /mo/course/ch7_hunters_ethical_code_continued. htm [-;16] – /mo/course/ch8_first_aid. htm [-;17] – /mo/course/ch7_stages_of_hunter_development. htm [-;18] – /mo/course/ch6_safely_carrying_firearms. htm [-;19] – /mo/course/ch5_know_your_bow_and_arrow. htm [-;20] – /mo/course/ch1_why_hunter_ed. tm [-;21] – /mo/course/ch5_broadhead_safety. htm [-;22] – /mo/course/ch3_pointing_shotgun. htm [-;23] – /mo/course/ch2_what_is_a_firearm. htm [-;24] – /mo/course/ch8_coping_with_extreme_weather. htm [-;25] – /mo/course/ch7_hunter_ethics. htm [-;26] – /mo/course/ch5_types_of_arrowheads. htm [-;27] – /mo/course/ch3_leading_the_target. htm [-;28] – /mo/course/ch6_hunting_incidents. htm [-;29] – /mo/course/ch3_shotgun_shooting. htm [-;30] – /mo/course/ch6_firearm_safety. htm [-;31] – /mo/course/ch2_know_your_firearms_range. htm -;32] – /mo/course/ch2_firearm_actions. htm [-;33] – /mo/course/ch9_wildlife_conservation. htm [-;34] – /mo/course/ch4_types_of_shots. htm [-;35] – /mo/course/ch7_hunter_image_matters. htm [-;36] – /mo/course/ch8_physical_conditioning_and_clothing. htm [-;37] – /mo/course/ch8_first_aid_continued. htm [-;38] – /mo/course/ch4_animal_characteristics. htm [-;39] – /mo/course/ch2_rifle_handgun_calibers. htm [-;40] – /mo/course/ch3_sighting_in_steps. htm [-;41] – /mo/course/ch8_heat_exhaustion. htm [-;42] – /mo/course/ch3_patterning_your_shotgun. htm

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