Originally posted by Mailman
Give us a rundown on the basic class topics. Would it benefit and old geezer like me?
There were plenty of experienced bowhunters on hand, so the room was filled with a wealth of knowledge & experience. The class was full to capacity, with plenty of local & long distance Missouri residents, plus out-of-state bowhunters. Most were my age group (forty-something), which is consistent with the average age of Missouri hunters.
There was so much to learn/teach, we kept breaks to a minimum. I'd be typing all night, if I'd try to touch on everything we discussed, so I'll do it this way: I'll name all the chapters in the workbook (but by no means was it limited to these topics).
The title of the workbook is:
Today's Bowhunter ~ The Responsible Bowhunter's Guide
1) Introduction to Bowhunting
2) Wildlife Conservation
3) Safe & Responsible Bowhunting
4) Know Your Bow & Arrow
5) Preparation Before The Hunt
6) Use Of Elevated Stands & Other Bowhunting Techniques
7) Shot Placement & Recovery Techniques
8) Outdoor Preparedness
We also had some outdoor exercises to perform:
Estimating Distances ~ Shoot / Don't Shoot ~ Blood Trailing
PLUS: Since I was in no position to go down the rough trails, for the distance & shoot/don't shoot course, they set me up with my own personal course throughout the parking lot.
I learned a lot, and had a great time all the same... :banana: