I finally completed my Hunter Safety course this weekend. I first took the class in the late 70's as a teen. I did not get a chance to take the final exam due to a family emergency. Fast-forward 30+ years, I am now legal to hunt.
I am not sure I am ready, but I am now legal.
It is kind of funny...the videos that they showed during my class this past weekend were the same ones that I saw as a youth. I guess some things are timeless, even the mustaches.
A big "thank you" goes out to the volunteers at the Quantico Rod and Gun Club. They gave up their weekend to teach a classroom full (60+) of new hunters how to do it right, and at no cost to the participants. I was especially gratified to see the large number of kids in the class (all of whom passed). Hunting is a legacy that needs to be passed on to our kids.
The winter hunting months are rapidly approaching. Now is a great time to get involved, get certified (for life), and get your gear together. Hit the web, find a class near you, and learn something. You'll be glad you did.