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Instructor-led Hunter Education Shooting Proficiency

This is a description of the Instructor-led hunter education proficiency shoot only. It is not for Online Field Day students and they may not attend an Instructor-led proficiency shoot to satisfy their Online Field Day requirement. Students completing the Instructor-led hunter education course may not attend an Online Field Day to complete their certification.

Proficiency shoot All applicants for hunter education certification must successfully complete a standardized proficiency shoot. All firearms, ammunition, and targets are provided by the ADF&G Hunter Information & Training Program.

During the required proficiency shoot, each student shall fire five practice rounds from three of the following positions: standing, kneeling, sitting or prone (15 total practice shots). After students have fired their practice rounds and have had the opportunity to check targets, the proficiency shoot for certification will be administered.

For the proficiency shoot, a student will fire five rounds from any one of the four positions (standing, kneeling, sitting or prone) and cannot have the aid of any type of rest. The student must place four out of five shots within two inches with an air rifle at 33-feet, three inches with a rimfire rifle at 50-feet (indoors), or four inches with a rimfire rifle at 25-yards (outdoors). We are looking for a "group", not bullseye shooting.

Students with disabilities will not be required to sit, kneel, or lay prone; for example those that have been through recent knee surgery, or have bad knees or hips.

Regardless of the shooting skills demonstrated, a disruptive or unsportsmanlike attitude by a student during any portion of the shooting proficiency may result in a failing grade being assigned by the instructor. If the student does not successfully complete all portions of the course, they must re-take the entire course.