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cpl
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Hi

Recently- I've decided to go get my hunting lisence and I found that http://www.ihea.com gives you the choice of taking the hunter education course online.
I haven't missed a single problem on the 3 previous tests, now I'm on the 4th Chaper and it's a pop quiz on "Shooting Skills".
I really need your help to get past this. I'm a newbie and I'm not sure of the correct answers.
But here's the question- Please give me your opinions.

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Which skills help you shoot better with a shotgun? Check all that apply.

[] Slap the trigger.
[] Squeeze the trigger.
[] Hold your breath.
[] Leading your target.
[] Stand like a boxer.
[] First bring your gun to your shoulder.
[] First bring your gun to your cheek.

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i would say probably bring the gun to your shoulder first you cant really do and you cant really do any of the rest until youve done that. That being said you cant be a good shooter without working on trigger squeeze as well as leading a moving target.

cpl
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Hi

I took your adivce- It said that it was wrong.
I've picked almost every single answer possible and it's all been wrong.
I called everyone I know that hunts and none of them could get it right either...
I just went ahead and skipped it. Went to the other questions...

But something else I'd like to know. I'm a college kid, therefore I don't have that much time so I took that course online.
Well- I've printed out over 100 questions, each section had their tests and and I've printed out 11 Chapters of questions. Anyone know how much farther I have to go?

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Location: Summit, IL
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slap trigger, lead target, stand like a boxer, Shoulder first. Check all those and you will get a correct.

It says check all that apply not a single answer. Cant cheek it first, hold your breath may be on there as well but thats more for distance rifle shooting so I doubt it. Try the 4 I said and if those arent correct add the hold breath. Good luck and welcome to hunting. Careful cause its ADICT Thumbs up IVE

cpl
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cam69conv wrote:
slap trigger, lead target, stand like a boxer, Shoulder first. Check all those and you will get a correct.

It says check all that apply not a single answer. Cant cheek it first, hold your breath may be on there as well but thats more for distance rifle shooting so I doubt it. Try the 4 I said and if those arent correct add the hold breath. Good luck and welcome to hunting. Careful cause its ADICT Thumbs up IVE

I skipped the qustion- But I took your advice and went back to it, you where indeed correct.
Thumbs up
Thanks.

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Location: Summit, IL
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Most welcome. I went on that site just for kicks. Didnt read a single thing just took the lil tests at the end. They are all mostly common sense questions with a few tech ones. Got all of the questions right. HAHAHA Guess the old lady was wrong. I DO have some damn common sense!!! Laugh Laugh Laugh feel free to ask away. Most of us on here are more than happy to help a new or even an old hunter out with answers.

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Lead target
Stand like a boxer
bring gun up to cheek
Rest stock in pocket of shoulder (suprised that was not an option)

Not nessesariy in that order

Oh by the way, hunters safety really is something that is best taken and learned in a classroom environment. I just don't know whay they offer on-line classes for certain things.

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I agree western. Because some folks cant seem to be able to fully read and comprehend questions. Go back and read the answer choices and then look at what you said then you will see what Im talking about.

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Regarding online training, I think they are trying to ease the license aquiring process to promote a greater influx of licenses. Problem is, they didn't think it out in the long run. I'm sure they are assuming someone who is experienced is guiding them everystep of the way. Kind of like those new apprentice programs some states are trying. If a state is conduct such practices, they should ensure that the student has guidence, and there should be a test conducted in person where the student must exhibit a thurough understanding of laws, regs, preporation, and basic hunting skills to include firearm safety.

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cam69conv,
I don't understand what you mean. I think I read and understood the original question just fine. Then gave three answers that I think are correct. What were you trying to get at when you say that some people can't read and understand questions?

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its a word play question western. Designed to fool you. How can you bring the gun to your cheek FIRST? Then it does have trigger style options which you skipped. Slap or squeeze. And it does have shouldering. You were right in the proper term as far as pocketing, but it did have "shouldering" . The word play questions are designed to make you pay attention. Close your eyes and think for a sec. How can you bring a firearm to your cheek first THEN shoulder it? Im sure it would be "possible" but usable in a practical application? People that do not pay close attention to the question will be incorrect in their answers. The online safety courses are a good tool for practice but I do agree that people should still attend a physical course if for nothing else the hands on experiance. But the online thing will give the "book learning".

My comment wasnt directed as a cut but as a point. That point being, if you pay close attention you can learn from it. Thats kind of like anything else in life id imagine. Pappy always told me, "Keep your eyes and ears open and the mouth shut and you would be totally surprised at what you will learn."
Again is wasnt meant as an insult western but as an "eye opener".

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