Whether shooting in the field or at the range, remember these key shooting fundamentals to take the best shots possible:
Always wear eye and ear protection.
Always follow firearm safety rules.
Your shot accuracy will increase when using a steady rest. When in the field, a steady rest could be a log, stump or even your coat.
Obtain the sight picture and hold it.
Steady your breathing. Take a deep breath, and exhale about half-way.
Squeeze the trigger with a steady pressure. Jerking the trigger will change the sight picture, which will cause the bullet to miss the center of the target.
After the shot is fired, continue to squeeze the trigger. If you lift your head or jerk the rifle, the shot may be thrown off-target by the movement of the rifle. This waiting period is called the follow through.