Station 4 – Clearing, Matching, Loading and Unloading

To make sure students know how to be safe around sporting arms, this station requires the student to demonstrate how to identify and clear an obstruction from the barrel of a firearm; correctly match different types of ammunition to their respective caliber or gauge, and demonstrate proper loading and unloading and use of safety mechanisms while handling five separate firearms using “dummy” ammunition.



FWC Facts:
Adult white-tailed deer in Florida average 125 lbs. for bucks, 95 lbs. for does. The Key deer subspecies is noticeably smaller, averaging just 27 in. tall and 55-70 lbs.

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