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Offline Nidhoggr

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Officially got my hunters ed done today and man...
« on: December 17, 2017, 03:18:31 pm »
I learned Kentucky is stupid lol.  The only place anywhere near me doing a range day ONLY was three and a half hours away.  I drive there and watch a five minute "range safety" video.  They then had me shoot a target while following instructions ("load gun", "lock bolt", etc) and shoot at a target with a 22.  I basically half-ass aimed and got in the 9 ring (at 22 feet if you don't do at least that while half assing you are doing it wrong).  I was told after it was a good shot and that you don't even actually hit the target to pass.

Then followed the fence crossing.  We didn't even cross a fence.  I stood on one side of a swinging partion to a desk and the guy hands me the shotgun.  I check it and say "got it".  I then hand it to him, he says "got it" and checks it, I walk through the partition, and he handed it back and I said "got it".  Done.  Said I executed the whole thing flawlessly and I got my Hunter Ed license.  It took two minutes or so to do the whole thing.

Is every state this ungodly easy?  This was almost one of those "why even bother to have the course if the basic requirement is don't point a gun at your own head" things.

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Re: Officially got my hunters ed done today and man...
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 04:40:47 am »
A lot of it is just plain common sense.Too bad it was so far away.I was too old before they started coming out with the hunter safety courses.Never went through one,but a .22 will kill a person as quick as any gun if not handled properly.
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Offline Nidhoggr

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Re: Officially got my hunters ed done today and man...
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 04:46:31 am »
A lot of it is just plain common sense.Too Bahd it was so far away.I was too old before they started coming out with the hunter safety courses.Never went through one,but a .22 will kill a person as quick as any gun if not handled properly.

Absolutely! A bb gun can kill too. Any tool or weapon must be handled with care. I more mean if that's all the range day is going to entail what's the point? You don't have to even hit the target, he literally demonstrates the test before you do it, talks you through it, and it's free. The classroom or online portions are 20 bucks give or take and if you do it online you can just jump to the tests and take them over and over till you pass. There is no point to it all is what I'm saying besides maybe the government getting some cash lol.

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Re: Officially got my hunters ed done today and man...
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2017, 08:02:29 am »
You got to remember that there are people out there that would walk around with the muzzle in their mouth if they weren't told differently.
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Offline Nidhoggr

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Re: Officially got my hunters ed done today and man...
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2017, 08:33:12 am »
You got to remember that there are people out there that would walk around with the muzzle in their mouth if they weren't told differently.

Ah yes... I forgot the saying "Common sense ain't so common".

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Re: Officially got my hunters ed done today and man...
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2017, 03:14:50 pm »
Trust me, many states have a much more rigorous testing program. 

When I last took the Hunter's Safety Education Course here in SD it was with a youth mentored hunting program and I told the kid we were taking the class and the test together. If one of us didn't pass, we both were taking it again! (He passed first testing, but I think he missed getting 100% because he was rushing to be the first one done!)

The SD Youth Hunting Adventures staff tells all us mentors that we are encouraged (as in you dang well BETTER) take the test with your kid and that you better pay attention and study.  And yet, every year experienced hunters fail the test and embarrass the heck out of themselves in front of their youth partner.  Half the course is safety rules based on long term studies of hunter accidents and the other half is hunter ethics.

 
You got to remember that there are people out there that would walk around with the muzzle in their mouth if they weren't told differently.

And then there are those that will do this precisely because you TOLD THEM NOT TO!
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Re: Officially got my hunters ed done today and man...
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2017, 05:36:48 pm »
A lot of it is just plain common sense.Too bad it was so far away.I was too old before they started coming out with the hunter safety courses.Never went through one,but a .22 will kill a person as quick as any gun if not handled properly.

You are right about the .22 Ed.  A classmate of mine in high school was accidentally killed by another classmate shooting a .22.  One split second of not paying attention ended a life that day.
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Re: Officially got my hunters ed done today and man...
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2017, 01:58:28 am »
Tennessee is an all day thing or 2/ 3 hour evening and half day Sat. on a range shooting. Pretty involved. I didn't have to have it but took it anyway with Beau when he came of age, also need it for a lot of states if you want to go somewhere else and hunt. ;)
Even had a short insert of bow safety.
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Offline Nidhoggr

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Re: Officially got my hunters ed done today and man...
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2017, 07:37:25 pm »
Tennessee is an all day thing or 2/ 3 hour evening and half day Sat. on a range shooting. Pretty involved. I didn't have to have it but took it anyway with Beau when he came of age, also need it for a lot of states if you want to go somewhere else and hunt. ;)
Even had a short insert of bow safety.
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In Kentucky you can do the entire classroom portion online.  Knocked it out pretty fast (meaning in about an hour as I just did the quizzes when it was a familiar topic) and then did my range day. 

A lot of it is just plain common sense.Too bad it was so far away.I was too old before they started coming out with the hunter safety courses.Never went through one,but a .22 will kill a person as quick as any gun if not handled properly.

You are right about the .22 Ed.  A classmate of mine in high school was accidentally killed by another classmate shooting a .22.  One split second of not paying attention ended a life that day.

I am terrible sorry for your loss.  I have known of instances like that around here.  To me it boggles my mind why when handling any form of weapon or tool people get careless.