I had a few 7th Grade girls come into my classroom yesterday morning and say, "you know a little bit about hunting, don't you Mr. B?" These kids were studying for their hunting safety course and were in need of a little assistance.
The reason for creating the thread is that I just could not believe how advanced (in a good way) hunting safety courses have become since I took it some 13 years ago. When I took it, you were expected to have learned this stuff from a father or grandfather. Now they have a small book covering everything from firearm safety to ethical sportsmen to bow hunting (was never mentioned when I took). While they (and some boys who were too embarrassed to come up with the girls) could not believe that I knew (most) of the answers off the top of my head, I could not believe the great course that had been put together for these young folks. I am not sure who put together the booklet, but they did a fine job. They even incorporate an outing in which the kids handle the firearms in the field with an instructor.
I found this encouraging and just thought I’d pass it along.