What is Hunter Education?
Hunter Education should be the starting point for all new hunters. Once you pass hunter ed in your state, your hunter certification is recognized in every state.
In hunter ed you will learn the information you need to get started hunting. See the list of subjects below that are incorporated into my hunter education classes.
- The class begins with an introduction to hunter education and its history
- You will develop an understanding of firearms, and how they work
- My students practice basic shooting skills and learn how to sight in their firearms
- You learn basic hunting skills, from planning the hunt to field dressing an animal
- All students handle primitive weapons and learn about archery and muzzleloading
- We practice how to handle your firearm
- You will understand how to be a responsible and ethical hunter
- Students learn basic survival skills and how to be prepared for the worst
- Most important you will understand wildlife conservation and why hunting is essential
These subjects are the core to learning the sport of hunting. Understanding how to be safe and successful at the same time.
When you take the time to go through hunter education, you will discover that hunting is not any more difficult than driving a car. It just takes some time to learn and get better.
So if you need help finding the hunter ed program in your state that fits your schedule and location, let me know so I can assist you.
Intro to Hunter Education
International Hunter Education Association-United States of America (IHEA-USA) is the organization that serves as the primary resource for hunter education information. They promote education by fostering cooperative efforts among government agencies, organized groups and the hunting industry.
Many people don’t realize that manufacturing companies that make hunting and shooting related products are a major funding source for hunter education. The Pittman-Robertson Act requires manufacturers of sporting arms, ammunition and archery equipment to pay an 11% excise tax, as well as handgun manufacturers to pay a 10% tax. This act was started in 1937 to fund the selection, restoration and improvement of wildlife habitat. But in 1970 it was amended to include funding for hunter education programs and the development and operation of public shooting ranges.
After Hunter Education
Another important factor in the introduction of hunting is to teach students how to become responsible, knowledgeable, skilled and involved hunters. You are the future of hunting in America. Without your involvement and willingness to share, this sport and it’s traditions will someday fade away.
So I suggest that every hunter should give back to the future of hunting. You can do that by joining a conservation group like the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, and many others. Speak up for the sport of hunting with your time and money. Then your kids will have the opportunity to experience the traditions you will learn to enjoy.
Another way to give back to hunting is to share your experiences with someone. Ask your neighbor or a friend to join you on a scouting trip. Take your whole family to the woods and make it about the adventure as you spend quality time together. You will find the hunting lifestyle will build life long relationships.
Hunting will bring you opportunities and build memories that last a lifetime. Join us and let Greenhorn Hunting give you the tools and tactics to be successful in the outdoors.
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