I had occasion to think about that last week, when I was in Copenhagen* visiting my son, who is spending a semester abroad. I stopped in at a hunting store – quite a few Danes hunt, not just the rich ones – and talked to the owner for a while. Almost everyone in Copenhagen speaks English as well or better than I do, and he told me that about half the people who take the hunting test fail it the first time. Besides the written test, there is also a mandatory shooting proficiency test for hunters using rifles. You shoot prone, and can use a bipod, shooting sticks, backpack or foam pad as a rest. To pass, you have to put five of six shots into eight inches at 100 meters. It’s not hard, but you still have to know what you’re doing with a rifle to pass it.