How to become a hunter

Exams for candidates for pha members

The exam consists of three parts:

1. A written exam containing 100 multiple-choice questions, including 30 multiple-choice questions dealing with hunting security regulations. The exam is considered successfully passed if a candidate provides 80% correct answers with regard to hunting safety and other regulations.

2. An oral exam, during which the examinee provides answers to a randomly selected set of 3 questions dealing with topics covered by exam requirements. After deliberations, the Examination Commission evaluates, separately, the answer to each question, granting 1 to 5 points for a correct answer and zero points for an incorrect answer (or lack thereof). The exam is considered successfully passed if a candidate has scored at least 9 points total.

3. A shooting test, which takes place at a shooting range and covers the evaluation of practical shooting skills as well as rules of safe and efficient use of firearms. The shooting test is considered successfully passed if a candidate has shown practical knowledge of the rules of safe and efficient use of firearms, and scored at least 4 hits out of 10 trapshoots from the middle position straight ahead from the hunting axis by use of a pellet gun, and at least 4 hits out of 10 runs of a mock-up hare, shot alternately. There must also be at least 3 hits out of 5 shots within the limits of fields marked by numbers 7 to 10 to a standing mock-up stag, by use of a firearm with a threaded barrel, in a standing position, with the option of using a stand.

Should the candidate score a negative result in any of the exam’s sections, he/she has the right to two corrections in each part of the exam within the time limit set by the chairman of the examination commission; however, no sooner than 7 days from the date of publication of the results.