SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
Department of Physical Education Course No. AT 153
Course Title: Angling, Archery, & Fireams New: 1995
“The Teacher as Professional Educator”
Department Approved 10/6/1995
College Council Approved 10/19/1995
I. Catalog Description and Credit Hours of Course:
Instruction and practice of angling technique, archery target shooting, and air rifle target shooting. (1)
II. Prerequisite: None
III. Course Objectives:
A. Upon completion of archery instruction, the student will be able to:
1. Identify the finger tab, stringer, arm guard, quiver, the components of the arrow, and the components of a recurved bow.
2. Define the following terms: recurve bow, end, round, high anchor, and low anchor.
3. Specify the score for each ring on a target.
4. Demonstrate how to string and unstring the bow.
5. Demonstrate proper form when shooting by coming to a complete draw, anchoring properly, and releasing smoothly.
6. Analyze the shooting form of self and others, account for errors, and apply corrective measures.
7. Describe and demonstrate how to use safe shooting procedures on an archery range.
8. Demonstrate how to properly remove an arrow from the target and from the grass.
9. Write a short essay discussing the history of archery and how archery fits into outdoor skills today.
10. Shoot a round with some degree of success (50 percent of the point total possible).
B. Upon completion of firearms instruction, the student will be able to:
1. Identify and describe the three major firearms.
2. Identify the major components of all firearms: action, barrel, stock/grip, trigger, trigger guard, muzzle, safety, sights, and magazine.
3. Identify the actions of typical shoulder guns, and handguns, and explain how each operates.
4. Identify the components of ammunition, for both a cartridge and a shotgun skill, and describe what part each play in firing.
5. Define the following terms: caliber, gauge, rifling, choke, centerfire cartridge, and rimfire cartridge.
6. Describe the safest way firearms and ammunition should be stored in the home.
7. Identify the three basic rules of firearms safety.
8. Demonstrate and describe three methods of carrying a firearm.
9. Describe a safe method for transporting firearms in a vehicle.
10. Demonstrate proper form and technique when shooting air rifles from the following positions: prone, sitting, kneeling and standing.
11. Demonstrate proper form and technique when shooting pellet handguns.
12. Analyze shooting form of self and others, account for errors, and apply corrective measures.
13. Write a short essay discussing the history of firearms and how firearms use fits into outdoor skills today.
C. Upon completion of freshwater angling instruction, the student will be able to:
1. Identify the three most commonly used fishing rods.
2. Identify the four most commonly used fishing reels.
3. Identify the common components of all fishing rods: blade section, butt section, guides, winding male ferrule, female ferrule, handle, forend, reel seat, and reel screw.
4. Identify the common components of the four fishing reels (not all of which are found on all four): spool, push-button release, drag, reel foot, handle, nose cone, gear housing, and pick-up pins.
5. Demonstrate proper form and technique when casting with a spin casting/bait-casting rod.
6. Demonstrate proper form and technique when false casting with a fly rod.
7. Demonstrate a roll cast with a fly rod and reel.
8. Demonstrate stripping line off a fly rod while false casting.
9. Analyze casting form of self and others, account for errors, and apply corrective measures.
10. Demonstrate how to tie and improve a clinch knot and a barrel knot.
11. Demonstrate proper technique for setting a hook and landing a fish.
12. Select proper tackle.
13. Write a short essay discussing the history of angling and how angling fits into outdoor skills today.
IV. Expectations of the Students:
The student will:
A. Attend and participate regularly in class activities.
B. Demonstrate proper skill techniques.
C. Perform satisfactorily on class examinations.
D. Observe all safety regulations.
E. Complete written assignments.
V. Course Outline:
A. Introduction to target archery shooting 1
3. Description and care of tackle
6. Scoring and rules
B. Techniques of archery 2
1. Bracing the bow
2. Stance and grip
3. Drawing the bow
4. Nocking the arrow
5. Aiming – point of aim and bowsight
6. Releasing the arrow
7. Follow through
C. Archery target shooting 3
D. Introduction to air rifle target shooting, rifles & shotguns 2
3. Description and care of equipment
6. Scoring and rules
E. Techniques of air rifle target shooting 2
1. Loading a rifle and a handgun
3. Shooting positions using a rifle
4. Shooting a handgun from a standing position
D. Air rifle target shooting 6
G. Introduction to angling 1
3. Description and care equipment
6. Knot tying
H. Angling techniques 2
1. Casting with a spin casting reel
2. Casting with a spinning reel
3. Casting with a fly rod
a. False casting
b. Roll casting
I. Casting practice 7
VI. Textbook: None
Chapman, George, “what is Good Shooting Form”, Bowhunting World, 43: 86-87,
Dwyer, Frank, “Three Rules for Shooting Accuracy”, Bowhunting World, 42: 37 – 38+
No. 7, 1993
Hahn, Scott, et al., “A Study of Factors Contributing to Injury and Mortality of Australian
Sport and Recreational Anglers”, Australian Journal of Science & Medicine, 25: 89-94,
Haywood, Kathleen and Lewis, Catherine, F., Archery, Champaign, IL: Leisure Press,
Haywood, Kathleen M. and Lewis, Catherine F., Teaching Archery: Steps to Success,
Champaign, IL: Leisure Press, 1989.
Marlow, Roy, “Target Panic – Causes and Cures”, Bowhunting World, 43: 69-70+,
Missouri Department of Conservation, Basic Archery, Jefferson City, Missouri, 1990.
Missouri Department of Conservation, Student manual: Hunter Education, Jefferson
City, Missouri, 1993.
Moore, William, E., “Strength and Revolver Marksmanship”, Journal of Applied Sport
Science Research, 6: 239-248, No. 4, 1992.
Rosenthal, Jim, “The Wader’s Workout: Practical Conditioning Tips for Anglers”,
Men’s Fitness, 9:92-83, March, 1993.
Strandlund, Mike, “Instinctive Shooting Fundamentals”, Bowhunting World, 42: 52-55,
Troncosco, Freddie, “Shooting Form to Win”, U.S. Archer, 11: 334+,
__________, “The Archer’s Draw”, national Strength & conditioning Association
Journal, 14: 6-8+, No. 6, 1992.
VII. Basis for Student Evaluation;
A. Archery target shooting scores
B. Air rifle target shooting scores
C. Spin casting scores
D. Demonstration of archery technique
E. Demonstration of air rifle technique
F. Demonstration of fly casting technique
G. Written examination (s)
H. Written assignments