Assessment Process for Dedicated Hunter
To apply for a dedicated status, a member must first complete and pass the prescribed practical assessment and theoretical exam then complete the dedicated application form.
- The practical assessment target (DS Assessment Target) must be used for this exercise.
- The target must be set up according to rules and the table below. See last column for the applicable status.
|Firearm Type||Code||Distance||Dedicated Hunter DHS
Dedicated Sport shooter DSS
|Any Centre Fire Rifle (Bolt Action):||CFRBA||25m||DHS & DSS|
|Any Rim Fire Rifle (Bolt Action):||RFRBA||25m||DSS|
|Any Centre Fire Rifle (Semi Auto / Self Loading):||CFRSA||25m||DSS|
|Any Handgun, Centre Fire:||CFHG||10m||DHS & DSS|
|Any Handgun Rim Fire:||RFHG||10m||DSS|
|Any Rim Fire Rifle (Semi Auto / Self Loading):||RFRSA||50m||DSS|
|Any Big bore Calibre, 9,3mm and larger (Bolt Action):||BBRBA||50m||DHS & DSS|
|Shotgun Hunting (over and under, side by side, pump action):||SGH||Any Shotgun Discipline||DHS & DSS|
|Shotgun (Semi Auto):||SGS||Sporting Disciplines||DSS|
- If a Rifle or Hunting Handgun must be used for the assessment and you are required to shoot 5 shots in your own time to achieve a maximum of 50 points.
- A minimum of 60% must be achieved as a pass mark for any of the assessment types
- If the assessment is done using a shotgun, any of the known shotgun shooting events can be used (trap, skeet, sporting, compact sporting for dedicated Hunter status
- For any of the rifle assessments, the exercise is shot from a shooting bench and only a front rest may be used. No back rests are allowed
- All assessments should be done on a formal public shooting range.
- Targets must be signed by the member and the range officer.