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by Greybeard
Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:03 pm
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Goals for 2007
Replies: 74
Views: 19322

Yep wrt, I seem to have at least one carload of folks a year drive down from Wichita Falls for a completion course - and lots of onesey, twosies from Lubbock, Tyler, Waco, etc.

The home study "'option" was so popular with hunter ed. that about 4 years ago, I independently developed a similar lesson plan for pure newbie CHL students. They still have to do all of the normal CHL hours (plus a few), but it helps out for those with an extremely jam-packed lifestyle.

And yea, now some of ya may add a "home study" option to "wish list" for CHL and renewals too :wink: , But I would not anticipate the Legislature and/or DPS ever getting around to it. Not in my lifetime, anyway.
by Greybeard
Fri Jun 10, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: 2005 Texas Legislative Session
Topic: Goals for 2007
Replies: 74
Views: 19322

Interesting discussion. Also a Hunter Ed. instructor here. In fact, the "Home Study Completion Course" is the only type of hunter ed. class I've taught for at least the last 5 years. It IS also much easier for me to find a long 1/2 day on a weekend or an evening than it is to do at least 10 hours over a two day period.

But ... I still do not buy into the the old "I don't have time" line. If someone does not have 10 hours to put into a "mandatory" (per 1988 Legislative session) class, how can they ever manage to scounge up enough time to get out of town and hunt? :wink:

Glad to see suggestion of going to TP&W web site. Lots of great info. there. While there, I suggest taking a peek at accident stats and stories. Year after year, the numero uno age bracket of those involved in hunting accidents is 20 to 29 - and about 80% of 'em have never had a hunter ed. class. ("not enough time" :wink: )

And yep, beyond responsibilities and safety, there is a VAST difference in the lesson plans between the CHL and Hunter Ed. classes. In the former, we're discussing possibly having to shoot a 2-legged varmint, then going to court.

In the latter, it's more about ethics, having fun and shooting something that often results in good food for the dinner table. And NOT having to deal with courts. Unless ya do something like getting caught huntin' without the class. Those game wardens' little blue "love letters" seem to have a way of makin' some folks born after Sept. 1, 1971 find the time. :oops:

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