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Outdoors blog hunter education archive

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017

TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016

A first-time hunter takes a shot at a pheasant during an Idaho Department of Fish and Game hunting clinic.

Youth pheasant hunt offered near Waitsburg

HUNTING -- A free youth pheasant hunt preceded by a trapshooting tuneup is being offered for hunters age 15 or younger by the Blue Mountain Chapter of Pheasants Forever. The trapshooting is set for Sept.11 at the Waitsburg Gun Club. The hunting will coincide with...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2016

MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2015

MONDAY, AUG. 10, 2015

MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015


MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014

Dog trainer Dan Hoke addresses hunter education students – most of whom are female – in a field session geared to hunting upland birds. The number of girls and women enrolling in Spokane-area hunter education courses has dramatically increased in the past 15 years, said course organizer Jack Dolan.

Hunter education course bears the heat

HUNTING -- The hot sunshine that sent most folks toward water on Saturday didn't deter a group of dedicated hunter education instructors, their students and a few good hunting dogs from hitting the field near Medical Lake to take their best shot. Jack Dolan,73, and...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2013

Since 1988, Idaho sportsmen have opposed proposals to allow guides to book hunters for waterfowling and wild turkey hunts. (Jesse Tinsley)

Idaho allows first-timers to bypass hunter ed 

HUNTING -- To encourage potential new hunters to take to the field, Idaho Fish and Game’s new Hunting Passport offers novice hunters the opportunity to hunt for one year before completing a hunter education course. A Hunting Passport is a special authorization that allows anyone...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012

Washington freezes Master Hunter Program enrollment

HUNTER EDUCATION – With current enrollment nearing 2,000 hunters, the Master Hunter Permit Program administered by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has stopped accepting new applications for membership until further notice. The enrollment freeze is designed to give the department time to absorb...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012

Sad story about dads taking daughters hunting 

HUNTING -- Normally we're uplifted by parents who take their kids hunting. Not this time. No one was injured, physically at least, but a Western Washington hunting incident described by this weekend story in the Olympian might be one of the grimmest stories I've read...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2012

TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2011

Idaho hunter ed teacher dismissed after gun fired in class

HUNTER EDUCATION — Some of Washington's volunteer hunter education instructors have been grumbling about new procedural rules and a trend toward replacing instructor firearms in classroom settings with guns that have disabled firing pins. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department might seem a little overbearing...

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MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2011

Hunter education easier than evern in Oregon

HUNTING -- Oregon is the first state in the nation to integrate hunter education registration with license sales, according to a report by outdoor blogger Bill Monroe for Oregon Live. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has cleared the path to end the last-minute...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2011

Gun powder needed for hunter education

HUNTING -- Hunters education classes can use any gun powder that might be sitting unneeded in shops or basements of the region's hunters and reloaders. "We do a powder burning demonstration for our classes to demonstrate the different burn rates for rifle, shotgun, pistol and...

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Hunter ed classes filling at Big Horn Show

HUNTING -- This year's hunter education classes offered by the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council were filling fast at the sign-up table at the Big Horn Outdoor Recreation Show on Saturday. Classes in May were full by Saturday morning and April probably filled before the day...

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