Looking for some input fr...got some idears I'd like to toss up and present to the higher ups. I havent taught since the course changed. Hopefully I'm not jumping the gun by posting this......
Shoot me an email if you're interested in a possible change to the course. Thoughts...concerns etc.
Basically what I was thinking in a nut shell is a once or twice a year a true BEGINNERS intro to bowhunting ed class. SOmething someone can still walk out with a IBEP card or atleast have the written portion done and ready for the shoot when they get to that point (up to 1 year from the time of the written). But having the knowledge on how to START, and some of the basic info not included in the class with a lot more time on set up, tuning, problems etc. More time for discussion and hands on. Having this specific course offered once maybe twice a year and keeping the...hmm....'accelerated' course for those who just want to 'get it over with' on the peg board. So the option is there for people who want to do this right from the start...and the quick course for those who dont need/want it.
I personally feel this course has a great potential, and the current progam though much better than when the change first happened, is missing a key element of information that is really needed, if nothing more than a basic understanding knowing we cant go over every single make model of archery gear, but it will give a basic understanding on how to do things, when crap goes bad. how to fix things that we can be fixed and possibly save someone a hunt or a headache atleast. And HOPEFULLY teach newcommers truely interested in this lifestyle, the RIGHT foot to start on from day one. The internet is great thing. This day and age we have lost the mentorship most of us started with.
We may not be able to teach ethics, that hole leading a horse to water and making them drink....but we can hand the tools to the new and upcoming, to be more successful.....
I dont mind open discussion or private.