As a shooting and hunting community we are going to have to get even more serious about recruiting young shooters and new hunters, otherwise we risk losing our treasured Second Amendment heritage. One way we can creatively introduce potential new shooters and hunters into shooting sports is by giving them resources that will be uniquely fun and challenging, but will also instill sound hunting and shooting practices. This not only gives the young shooter/hunter the best chance to have a positive experience at the range or in the field, it is our ethical responsibility as a shooting and hunting community to make sure we properly train the next generation on how to execute a humane take down shot on game animals.
While practice shooting at a 10-ring target is certainly productive for instilling basic shooting technique, giving the new shooter an opportunity to shoot at practice targets that depict real world hunting scenarios a young person will encounter in the field is not only that much more entertaining to the novice shooter, it is the proper way to train a new hunter. Our simulation targets are not only the ideal target with which an experienced hunter can train preseason, they are also specifically designed to give a new shooter the necessary skills to confidently take game by repeated, positive shooting reinforcement.
With the correct understanding of the real kill-zones, and by incorporating a creative, fun, inexpensive way to teach and train a new hunter, we can ensure that a new generation of shooters and hunters are properly trained in the proficient and ethical way to take down big game animals in the field.
Up Close, The Scoring Grids Are Clearly Visible. We Recommend That Brand New Shooters Spend Some Time Studying The Kill-Zone Grids Before They Shoot And Get Comfortable With Aiming Their Unloaded Weapon At The Scoring Grids. For Safety Reasons, We Do Not Recommend That New Shooters Shoot Our Targets At Point Blank Range.
At 15 To 20 Feet Open Sight View, Scoring Grids Are Visible. This Is An Ideal Distance For A New Shooter To Begin The Training Process Because They Can Visually See And Concentrate On Placing Their Shots In The Scoring Grids (If Shooting At An Indoor Or Outdoor Range Check With Your Range Master To Find Out What Their Shooting Distance Minimums Are). Usually Within A Minimal Amount Of Time New Shooters Start Scoring Consistent Hits In The Scoring Grids. With Each Successful Hit In The Scoring Zones The New Shooter Will Become More Confident In Their Shooting, And At The Same Time, Start Mentally Reinforcing Kill-Zone Shot Placement.
Once The New Shooter Becomes Proficient At Shooting At Close Range With The Scoring Grids Visible, They Can Then Place Our Simulation Target A Little Further Out. At 30 to 35 Feet Open Sight View The Scoring Grids Become Virtually Invisible. No Unnatural Reference Points, No "Bulls Eye" To Aim For, Just A Natural Looking Game Animal. This Allows The New Shooter A Chance To Practice At Simulation Targets That Represent What They Will Actually See In The Field. Once They Are Done Shooting Each Session At This Extended Distance, They Can Then Examine The Target To See How They Have Done Without Having Visible Scoring Grids. With Enough Shooting Practice At A Natural Looking Animal Without The Scoring Grids, The New Shooter Will Begin To Automatically Reinforce Instinctual Proper Kill-Zone Shot Placement. This Is The Right Way To Train A New Hunter!