Shotgun Shooting

  1. Do the following:
    1. Explain why BB and pellet air guns must always be treated with the same respect as firearms.
    2. Describe how you would react if a friend visiting your home asked to see your or your family's firearm(s).
    3. Explain the need, use, and types of eye and ear protection.
    4. Give the main points of the laws for owning and using guns in your community and state.
    5. Explain how hunting is related to the wise use of renewable wildlife resources.
    6. Explain the main points of hunting laws in your state and give any special laws on the use of guns or ammunition.
    7. List the kinds of wildlife that can be legally hunted in your state.
    8. Identify and explain the shotgun sports shot in the Olympic Games. Identify places in your community where you could shoot these sports.
    9. List the sources that you could contact for information on firearms and their use.
  2. Do ONE of the following options:

    Option A -- Shotgun Shooting (Modern Cartridge Type)

    1. Identify the principal parts of a shotgun, action types, and how they function.
    2. Identify the rules for safe gun handling.
    3. Demonstrate how to handle shotguns in a safe manner.
    4. Identify the parts of a shotgun shell and their functions.
    5. Identify the various gauges of shotguns. Explain which one you would use and why.
    6. Identify and demonstrate the five fundamentals of shooting a shotgun.
    7. Identify and explain each rule for shooting a shotgun safely.
    8. Demonstrate the knowledge, skill and attitude necessary to safely shoot moving targets, using the fundamentals of shotgun shooting.
    9. Identify the materials needed to clean a shotgun.
    10. Demonstrate how to clean a shotgun safely.
    11. Discuss what points you would consider in selecting a shotgun.
    12. Shooting score required. - Hit at least 24 (48 percent) out of 50 targets (two 25 target rounds). The two rounds do not need to be shot in consecutive order.
    Shooting skill rules:

    Option B -- Muzzle-Loading Shotgun Shooting

    1. Discuss a brief history of the development of the muzzle-loading shotgun.
    2. Identify principal parts of percussion and flintlock rifles and discuss how they function.
    3. Demonstrate and discuss the safe handling rules of muzzle-loading rifles.
    4. Identify the various grades of black powder and their proper use.
    5. Discuss proper safety procedures pertaining to black powder use and storage.
    6. Discuss proper components of a load.
    7. Identify proper procedures and accessories used for loading a muzzle-loading shotgun.
    8. Demonstrate knowledge, skill, and attitude necessary to safely shoot a muzzle-loading shotgun on a range, including range procedures.
    9. Shoot a moving target with a muzzle-loading shotgun using the five fundamentals of firing the shot.
    10. Identify the materials needed to clean a muzzle- loading shotgun safely.
    11. Demonstrate how to clean a muzzle-loading shotgun safely.
    12. Identify the causes of a muzzle-loading shotgun's failing to fire and explain or demonstrate proper correction procedures.
    13. Discuss what points you would consider in selecting a muzzle-loading shotgun.
    14. Shooting skill required. -- Hit at least 5 out of 15 targets.
    Shooting skill rules:
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