Alberta Conservation & Hunter Education Program Student Exam Review

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Practise Hunter Exam.
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  • 1. 

    When hunting on private land, and you find an open gate what should you do?

    • A.

      Close it, just to be safe.

    • B.

      Notify the farmer and leave the gate how it is.

    Correct Answer
    B. Notify the farmer and leave the gate how it is.
    Explanation
    When hunting on private land, it is important to respect the property owner's rules and wishes. If you come across an open gate, the best course of action is to notify the farmer or landowner about the situation. They may have intentionally left the gate open or may want it closed, so it is important to inform them and follow their instructions. Leaving the gate as it is ensures that you are not trespassing or causing any damage to the property.

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  • 2. 

    What should hunters do to help non-hunters understand and appreciate hunting more? 

    • A.

      Tell them it'll be fun.

    • B.

      Respect said owners property, and rights of others while hunting.

    • C.

      Question their opinion on hunting.

    • D.

      Insult their opinion on hunting.

    Correct Answer
    B. Respect said owners property, and rights of others while hunting.
    Explanation
    Hunters should respect the property of others and the rights of others while hunting in order to help non-hunters understand and appreciate hunting more. This means being mindful of private property boundaries, obtaining permission to hunt on someone's land, and following any regulations or restrictions in place. By demonstrating responsible and respectful behavior, hunters can show non-hunters that hunting can be conducted in a way that is considerate of others and the environment.

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  • 3. 

    What should you do if you see someone break a fish and wildlife law?

    • A.

      Tell them to stop and remind them of the law.

    • B.

      Report to RCMP

    Correct Answer
    B. Report to RCMP
    Explanation
    If you witness someone breaking a fish and wildlife law, it is important to report the incident to the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police). By doing so, you are ensuring that the appropriate authorities are made aware of the violation and can take necessary actions to enforce the law and protect the wildlife. Reporting to the RCMP helps in maintaining the integrity of the law and promoting responsible behavior towards fish and wildlife conservation.

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  • 4. 

    How does an ethical hunter conduct hunting activities on public land where other hunters and non-hunters may be present?

    • A.

      Make sure to have a clear shot of your animal, with no one else in your line of fire

    • B.

      Ask them politely to leave

    • C.

      Go hunt somewhere else where you will be left alone.

    • D.

      Wait for them to leave

    Correct Answer
    A. Make sure to have a clear shot of your animal, with no one else in your line of fire
    Explanation
    An ethical hunter ensures safety by prioritizing clear shots of animals, avoiding endangering others. They maintain awareness of their surroundings, respect the presence of other hunters and non-hunters, and prioritize responsible firearm handling. This approach fosters a safe and respectful hunting environment on public lands.

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  • 5. 

    If a hunter gets into a disagreement with other hunters, what will he or she do?

    • A.

      Keep arguing until they accept the fact you're correct and they are not.

    • B.

      Ignore the problem and continue on your hunt

    • C.

      Intimidate them with a firearm

    • D.

      Come up with a compromise.

    Correct Answer
    D. Come up with a compromise.
    Explanation
    In a disagreement with other hunters, it is important for a hunter to come up with a compromise. This means finding a solution that satisfies both parties involved, rather than trying to force others to accept their viewpoint or resorting to intimidation. Compromise promotes understanding, cooperation, and peaceful resolution of conflicts. It allows hunters to work together, maintain relationships, and ensure the safety and success of their hunting activities.

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  • 6. 

    What should an ethical hunter do if he or she doesn't have an oppurtunity to bag any game?

    Correct Answer
    Enjoy the day
    Explanation
    An ethical hunter should still enjoy the day even if they don't have an opportunity to bag any game. This means appreciating the beauty of nature, spending time outdoors, and engaging in other activities that bring them joy. Ethical hunting is not solely about the act of killing animals, but also about respecting and appreciating the environment and wildlife. Therefore, even without hunting success, an ethical hunter can still have a fulfilling and enjoyable day in nature.

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  • 7. 

    If you are an ethical hunter who respects wildlife, what things shouldn't you do? 

    • A.

      Litter

    • B.

      Tresspass

    • C.

      Shoot near houses

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    An ethical hunter who respects wildlife should not litter, trespass, or shoot near houses. Littering can harm the environment and wildlife, while trespassing can disrupt habitats and cause stress to animals. Shooting near houses can endanger the safety of people and pets. Therefore, a responsible and ethical hunter should avoid engaging in any of these activities.

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  • 8. 

    When you are out hunting with dogs, it is very important that you keep them ________________ at all times. 

    Correct Answer
    On a leash
    Explanation
    When you are out hunting with dogs, it is very important that you keep them on a leash at all times. This ensures the safety of both the dogs and the people around them. By keeping the dogs on a leash, you can have better control over their movements and prevent them from running off or getting into dangerous situations. Additionally, it helps to maintain discipline and prevents the dogs from chasing after other animals or causing any harm.

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  • 9. 

    By law, what should a hunter do if he or she mistakenly shoots a protected animal? 

    • A.

      Leave it

    • B.

      Cover it up

    • C.

      Take the meat and dump the body

    • D.

      Report it to a game warden.

    Correct Answer
    D. Report it to a game warden.
    Explanation
    A hunter should report it to a game warden if he or she mistakenly shoots a protected animal. This is because hunting laws and regulations are in place to protect certain species from being hunted and killed. By reporting the incident to a game warden, the hunter can ensure that appropriate actions are taken to address the mistake and potentially prevent further harm to protected animals.

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  • 10. 

    A deer disapears into the bushes. You should shoot at it only when ______________________________. 

    Correct Answer
    You have a clear shot
    Explanation
    When a deer disappears into the bushes, it is important to wait for a clear shot before shooting at it. Shooting without a clear shot can result in missing the target or causing unnecessary harm to the animal. Waiting for a clear shot ensures that the shooter has a good line of sight and can make an accurate and ethical shot.

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  • 11. 

    When you come upon private property or a grazing lease that you would like to hunt on, you should only enter after recieving ______________________________.

    Correct Answer
    Permission
    Explanation
    When you come upon private property or a grazing lease that you would like to hunt on, you should only enter after receiving permission. It is important to respect the rights of property owners and obtain their consent before entering their land for hunting purposes. This ensures that you are acting responsibly and legally, while also maintaining a positive relationship with landowners. By seeking permission, you show respect for others' property and demonstrate good sportsmanship.

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  • 12. 

    After you recieve the land-owners permission to hunt on his or her property, the sportsman should ________________________________. 

    Correct Answer
    Thank them
    Explanation
    After receiving the land-owner's permission to hunt on his or her property, it is appropriate for the sportsman to express gratitude and thank them. This shows respect and appreciation for the land-owner's generosity in allowing the sportsman access to their property for hunting purposes. It also helps to maintain a positive relationship between the sportsman and the land-owner, which may increase the likelihood of future permissions being granted.

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  • 13. 

    A hunter has shot at a moose. After the shot, the animal disappears into the trees. What should the hunter do first? 

    • A.

      Chase after it.

    • B.

      Keep shooting until it drops

    • C.

      Check for areas of blood.

    • D.

      Leave the area because the animal ran away.

    Correct Answer
    C. Check for areas of blood.
    Explanation
    After shooting at a moose and it disappears into the trees, the hunter should check for areas of blood. This is because finding blood can indicate that the animal has been hit and injured. By following the blood trail, the hunter can track the wounded moose and increase the chances of finding it. This is a crucial step in responsible hunting to ensure that the animal is located and not left suffering or wasted.

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  • 14. 

    An ethical hunter will always advice someone where he or she will be hunting and for how long. True or false? Why? 

    • A.

      True, because they know where to look if said hunter goes missing.

    • B.

      False, so other people don't mistakenly walk into the area where you're shooting at.

    Correct Answer
    A. True, because they know where to look if said hunter goes missing.
    Explanation
    An ethical hunter will always advise someone where he or she will be hunting and for how long. This is true because by informing someone of their hunting location and duration, they ensure that there is a safety net in case anything goes wrong. If the hunter goes missing or fails to return at the expected time, the person they informed will know where to start looking for them. This practice promotes safety and accountability in hunting activities.

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  • 15. 

    Even though a hunter may see other hunters on private land, he or she should still always __________________________________.

    Correct Answer
    Ask for permission
    Explanation
    When a hunter sees other hunters on private land, it is important for them to ask for permission. This is necessary because private land is owned by someone, and hunting without permission is trespassing. By asking for permission, the hunter shows respect for the landowner's rights and ensures that they are legally allowed to hunt on the property. It is always better to seek permission first to avoid any potential legal issues or conflicts with other hunters.

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  • 16. 

    Define carrying capacity. 

    Correct Answer
    The number of animals the habitat will support
    Explanation
    Carrying capacity refers to the maximum number of animals that a habitat can sustainably support. It is determined by factors such as the availability of resources like food, water, and shelter, as well as the ability of the habitat to handle waste and maintain a stable ecosystem. When the population of animals exceeds the carrying capacity, it can lead to resource depletion, competition for resources, and ultimately, a decline in the overall health and viability of the habitat.

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  • 17. 

    Wildlife survival depends primarily upon what major ingredient? 

    Correct Answer
    Good habitat
    Explanation
    Wildlife survival depends primarily on having a good habitat. A good habitat provides animals with the necessary resources such as food, water, shelter, and breeding sites. It also offers protection from predators and human disturbances. Without a suitable habitat, wildlife populations may decline or become extinct as they struggle to find the resources they need to survive and reproduce. Therefore, having a good habitat is crucial for the survival of wildlife.

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  • 18. 

    What would be the best method to increase wildlife number in an area?

    • A.

      Stop hunting.

    • B.

      Improve the habitat

    • C.

      B

    • D.

      A and B

    Correct Answer
    D. A and B
    Explanation
    The best method to increase wildlife numbers in an area would be to both stop hunting and improve the habitat. By stopping hunting, the population of wildlife will be allowed to grow without interference. Additionally, improving the habitat by providing suitable food, water, and shelter will attract more wildlife to the area and support their growth and reproduction. Therefore, implementing both measures simultaneously would have the greatest impact on increasing wildlife numbers.

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  • 19. 

    In wildlife management, what three things do we manage?

    • A.

      People

    • B.

      Wildlife Food

    • C.

      Habitat

    • D.

      Wildlife

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. People
    C. Habitat
    D. Wildlife
    Explanation
    In wildlife management, we manage three key elements: people, habitat, and wildlife. People play a crucial role in managing wildlife as they make decisions about conservation and protection measures. Habitat management involves preserving and restoring natural habitats to ensure the survival and well-being of wildlife species. The management of wildlife itself includes monitoring populations, implementing conservation strategies, and addressing any threats or conflicts that may arise. By effectively managing these three components, wildlife management aims to maintain ecological balance and promote the sustainable coexistence of humans and wildlife.

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  • 20. 

    From management point of view, why are hunting seasons held in the fall?

    • A.

      That's when the best weather is.

    • B.

      The day ends sooner

    • C.

      Wildlife population is at its highest

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Wildlife population is at its highest
    Explanation
    Hunting seasons are held in the fall because it is when the wildlife population is at its highest. This allows for a sustainable and controlled hunting practice, as there are more animals available for hunting. Additionally, the fall season is often when animals are preparing for winter, making it an optimal time for hunting.

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  • 21. 

    Sport hunting has proven itself to be what type of tool? 

    • A.

      Economical

    • B.

      Technological

    • C.

      Psychological

    Correct Answer
    A. Economical
  • 22. 

    What principle is wildlife conservation based on?

    • A.

      Planned Management

    • B.

      Wise use of wildlife

    • C.

      A

    • D.

      A and B

    Correct Answer
    D. A and B
    Explanation
    Wildlife conservation is based on the principle of planned management and the wise use of wildlife. Planned management involves implementing strategies and policies to ensure the sustainable use and preservation of wildlife populations and their habitats. This includes activities such as habitat restoration, population monitoring, and regulated hunting or fishing. The wise use of wildlife refers to utilizing natural resources in a way that maintains their long-term viability while also meeting the needs of present and future generations. Both principles are essential for effective wildlife conservation.

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  • 23. 

    What is the most used part of wildlife habitat?

    Correct Answer
    Edges where vegetation meet
    Explanation
    Edges where vegetation meet are the most used part of wildlife habitat because they provide a diverse and dynamic environment. These edges create a transition zone between different habitats, such as forest and open field, which allows for a greater variety of species to thrive. The vegetation at these edges provides food, shelter, and nesting sites for many wildlife species. Additionally, edges offer increased visibility and access to resources, making them attractive for foraging and hunting. Overall, edges where vegetation meet are highly productive areas that support a wide range of wildlife species.

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  • 24. 

    Why do we have more game now than in the early 1900's? 

    • A.

      Less hunting

    • B.

      Ammunition and guns cost less

    • C.

      Wildlife management

    • D.

      Gun laws

    Correct Answer
    C. Wildlife management
    Explanation
    Wildlife management is the correct answer because it refers to the practice of regulating and conserving wildlife populations. In the early 1900s, there was a lack of effective wildlife management, resulting in overhunting and the decline of many game species. However, with the implementation of wildlife management strategies, such as hunting regulations, habitat conservation, and population monitoring, game populations have been able to recover and thrive. This has led to an increase in the availability of game for hunting, resulting in more games now compared to the early 1900s.

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  • 25. 

    List some practises of an ethical hunter. 

    • A.

      Ensure a quick, and clean kill.

    • B.

      Ask for permission.

    • C.

      Shoot when you have a clear shot.

    • D.

      Do not litter.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above.
    Explanation
    An ethical hunter follows several practices to ensure their actions are responsible and respectful. They prioritize a quick and clean kill, aiming to minimize suffering for the animal. They also ask for permission before hunting on someone else's property, showing respect for private land and the rights of others. They only shoot when they have a clear shot, ensuring the safety of themselves and others. Finally, they do not litter, displaying a commitment to preserving the environment and leaving it as they found it. Therefore, all of the given practices are important for an ethical hunter.

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  • 26. 

    Why can many animals be hunted without harming the breeding population? 

    • A.

      Wildlife management.

    • B.

      You are only allowed 5 kills per day.

    • C.

      Most wildlife have high birth/death rates.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Most wildlife have high birth/death rates.
    Explanation
    Most wildlife have high birth/death rates. This means that they reproduce at a fast rate and also have a high mortality rate. Therefore, even if some animals are hunted, the population can still sustain itself because the birth rate is higher than the death rate. This allows for hunting without causing harm to the breeding population.

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  • 27. 

    As the survival rate of a breeding population increases, the survival rate of its oppspring over a period of 5 years will ______________________________. 

    • A.

      Increase

    • B.

      Decrease

    • C.

      Stay the same

    Correct Answer
    B. Decrease
    Explanation
    As the survival rate of a breeding population increases, it means that more individuals are surviving and reproducing. This leads to a larger population size over time. With a larger population, there is increased competition for resources such as food, shelter, and mates. This competition can result in decreased survival rates for the offspring over a period of 5 years, as the resources become more limited and individuals struggle to survive and reproduce successfully.

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  • 28. 

    Inventories and counts of animal populations are done because they add up the number of animals to establish bag limits. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Inventories and counts of animal populations are conducted to accurately determine the number of animals present. This information is crucial in establishing bag limits, which are restrictions on the number of animals that can be legally harvested or hunted. By knowing the population size, authorities can ensure sustainable management of animal populations and prevent overharvesting. Therefore, it is true that inventories and counts of animal populations are done to establish bag limits.

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  • 29. 

    Habitat is the soil, water, and plants that support wildlife. In order for wildlife to do well, changes in habitat must be _____________________________. 

    • A.

      Planned

    • B.

      Watched Carefully

    • C.

      Ignored and let nature do its job

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      A & B

    Correct Answer
    E. A & B
    Explanation
    In order for wildlife to do well, changes in habitat must be planned and watched carefully. This means that any changes or modifications to the soil, water, and plants should be carefully considered and implemented with the goal of supporting and preserving the wildlife. Additionally, these changes should be monitored and observed to ensure that they are having the desired positive impact on the wildlife.

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  • 30. 

    If hunting was banned completely, the animal population would drastically increase, over 5 years then decrease. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If hunting was banned completely, the animal population would initially increase because there would be no human intervention to control their numbers. However, over time, the increased population would lead to competition for resources such as food and habitat, resulting in a decrease in the animal population. This is because the carrying capacity of the environment would be exceeded, leading to a decline in the population due to factors like starvation, disease, and predation. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 31. 

    Game animals are a natural resource that may benefit from hunting. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Game animals are a natural resource that may benefit from hunting because hunting can help regulate their population, prevent overgrazing, and reduce the spread of diseases among them. Hunting also provides economic benefits through the sale of hunting licenses and permits, which can be used for conservation efforts and habitat management. Additionally, hunting can promote a connection between humans and nature, fostering a sense of stewardship and responsibility towards wildlife and their habitats.

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  • 32. 

    List two characteristics of a native upland game bird 

    Correct Answer
    Look like chickens, nest on the ground
    Explanation
    The two characteristics of a native upland game bird are that they look like chickens and they nest on the ground. This means that these birds have physical similarities to chickens and they prefer to build their nests on the ground rather than in trees or other elevated locations. This information helps in identifying and understanding the behavior of native upland game birds.

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  • 33. 

    What upland game bird may be heard "drumming" during mating season? 

    • A.

      Ruffed Grouse

    • B.

      Blue Grouse

    • C.

      Sage grouse

    • D.

      Canadian Geese

    Correct Answer
    A. Ruffed Grouse
    Explanation
    During mating season, male Ruffed Grouse engage in a behavior known as "drumming." This involves the male rapidly beating its wings while standing on a log or rock, creating a low, thumping sound that can be heard from a distance. This drumming serves as a way for the male to establish its territory and attract females. Therefore, the correct answer is Ruffed Grouse.

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  • 34. 

    Explain the differences between native and non-native game birds.

    Correct Answer
    Natives have feathered legs and nostrils, non natives dont have feathers on legs or nostrils
    Explanation
    The correct answer explains that native game birds have feathered legs and nostrils, while non-native game birds do not have feathers on their legs or nostrils. This distinction in physical characteristics helps differentiate between the two types of birds.

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  • 35. 

    List 4 species of native birds. 

    • A.

      Turkey

    • B.

      Pheasent

    • C.

      Grey patridge

    • D.

      Sage Grouse

    • E.

      Sharp tailed grouse

    • F.

      Blue tailed grouse

    • G.

      Ruffed grouse

    Correct Answer(s)
    D. Sage Grouse
    E. Sharp tailed grouse
    F. Blue tailed grouse
    G. Ruffed grouse
    Explanation
    The given list includes several species of birds, but only four of them are native birds. These native bird species are Sage Grouse, Sharp tailed grouse, Blue tailed grouse, and Ruffed grouse.

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  • 36. 

    Name a game bird that changes its color from mottled grey and brown in summer to white in winter.

    Correct Answer(s)
    Ptarmigans , Rock Ptarmigan , Rock Ptarmigans
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ptarmigan. The Ptarmigan is a game bird that undergoes seasonal color change. During the summer, it has a mottled grey and brown plumage, which helps it blend in with its surroundings. However, in winter, its feathers turn white to provide camouflage against the snowy landscape. This adaptation allows the Ptarmigan to remain inconspicuous and avoid predators.

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