Ethical hunters know their personal accuracy and limit their shots accordingly.
- An 8-inch paper plate is the standard target for establishing deer hunting accuracy. An 8-inch target is about the same size as the vital area of a deer. You need to be able to hit the paper plate consistently at the same distance and from the same shooting position you will be using when hunting. The fact that you can hit an 8-inch target at 100 yards from a bench rest does not mean you will be able to do the same from a standing or kneeling position.
- Before hunting, practice until you are confident you can hit the required target at the distances and from the shooting positions you expect to use in the field. When hunting, limit your shots to your most accurate range.
Why Handgun Practice Is Necessary
When carrying a handgun, it is important to remember that no one is born with the ability to take a pistol from a holster and shoot safely at a target.
- Learning to hit your target accurately with a handgun requires meticulous training and constant practice.
- When using a handgun for protection, it is important to remember that it is not what you know that hurts you, but it is what you do not know that can kill you.