Programs that are designed to increase public awareness of the measures hunters can take to avoid accidents and ensure their safety while pursuing their sport. Hunting safety education programs usually focus on map and compass skills, comfort and survival, firearms and ammunition, archery, first aid, hunting ethics, provincial regulations and law enforcement. In some provinces, completion of a hunting safety course and/or passing a safety test are requirements for obtaining a hunting licence.
Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn and enjoy hunting, a sport in which game birds, game fowl and/or game animals are pursued and shot during approved hunting seasons, either for food or for trophies. Hunters generally use hunting rifles or bows and arrows and must have an appropriate licence to legally pursue the sport.
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