Originally Posted by GDS
Here's my issue. I have to have a hunter safety certificate to hunt in Wyoming.( first hunting trip out west) I live in Missouri and am not required to have it here. I'm 40 something and did 5 yrs in the Army. I am sure my weapons training/experience, map reading, first aid, survival training, etc.. far exceeds whatever BS they teach in hunter safety. I know most all of the lower 48 states like I know the insides of my gun safes.
So I don't want to waste a weekend sitting thru a class that is not going to teach me anything. I am willing to meet with someone who can give me the certificate. I got the expenses.
Thanks for any help.
First of all, what you're asking any instructor to do is ILLEGAL. Part of being a hunter is being ETHICAL. The two main focuses in the hunter ed course are safety and ethics.
I've been in the Army National Guard/Reserves for 14 years, did one tour in Iraq, and will be going BACK to Iraq in a few months... when I was in Iraq, I lost a friend who blew his head off "on accident" because he did something stupid.
I teach hunter education, and I take offense to your regarding it "BS", much less outright calling it that. I would be led to believe you actually NEED the course.
[strike]Unfortunately, it seems you don't have to take it. All 50 states conform to the IHEA (Internation Hunter's Education Association) guidelines, therefore, your Hunter's Ed card from Wyoming is good in all 50 states and several countries around the world. Happy hunting...[/strike]
My mistake, I misread your original post. I thought you had already taken the course in one state, but needed it in another.
Take the hunter ed course. I'd bet money you DO learn something inspite of your military experience.