Monday, March 30, 2009

March Hunter Safety Course Graduates 50 New Pennsylvania Hunters

On March 20th and 21st Bull Creek hosted 50 kids and adults at our spring hunter safety course. The program, given free, included 10 hours of coursework in areas such as safe handling of firearms, shoot – don’t shoot field situations, hunting and safety regulations and many other subjects geared toward the safe and enjoyable pastime of hunting in Pennsylvania.

Subjects covered in the class included:

History of Hunter-Trapper Education in Pa.
Knowledge of sporting arms, ammunition, and traps.
Safe handling of sporting arms and trapping equipment
Wildlife Conservation and Management
Wildlife Identification
Hunting and trapping laws
Hunter-Trapper/Landowner relations and ethics
Safe Clothing
Outdoor Safety (Emergency first aid and survival)
Field care of game
Game Law presentation by Game Commission Officers
Range Instruction
Walk through shoot/don't shoot course
Archery Demonstration
Tree Stand Demonstration

5 members Bull Creek, all certified by the state, conducted the class and were helped by a dozen other members to produce an excellent experience for all who took part. The class was free but class size was limited to 50 participants to ensure every one had a seat and could hear the instruction without interruption.

Our next class will be held in August in conjunction with the West Deer Twp Police Department. Details will be posted as soon as they become available.

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