As I mentioned earlier, it started as the best way to educate young hunters. Here is the curriculum for self study: An $8 manual but worth a life time of experience for a novice hunter.
Some of the core aspects covered in the manual:
Safe handling of firearms
Shooting range equipment
Evaluation of shooters equipment
Basic shooting skills:
Determine eye dominance
Proper hold and grip of a rifle
Shooting positions and natural direction
Trigger squeeze and control
Following through of the shot
Shooting aids (support)
Shooting skills for hunting
Sighting-in of rifles
Shooting positions for hunting
Shot placement for hunting
Head shots versus heart/lung shots
Choice of calibre/bullet for hunting
Advanced shooting skills for hunting
Longer distances (200 tot 300m)
Requirements for equipment and ammunition
Sighting-in of rifles at 200 en 300m
Effect of bullet trajectory on shot placement over longer distances
Effect of wind and mirage on the bullet path
Shooting positions over longer distances (hunting)
Ability to concentrate when it matters
The self-confidence of shooter/hunter
Long time instructor André van der Merwe with his Musgrave 30-06.
The sport has a special section for disabled shooters / hunters and property owners have dedicated facilities for these hunters.
Showing his ten shot group at about 350 yards on the wildebeest.
André's cramped but neat reloading bench.