Hunting Reflection

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I arrived to school at 8:50 am on a chilly Saturday to take the hunters education training course. Mr. Sanders, my mentor was the instructor for the class. I enter the room to find a class full of tired middle and high school students. We began the day with filling at a form of personal information including; name, phone number, and address. I was then handed a book titled “Today’s Hunters” and was told we have six hours to go through this book which goes along with a 852 slide power point. I was astonished with how much information we were to cover in a short amount of time. But with no hesitation Mr.Sanders began, starting with chapter number one titled “Intro to hunter education”. The first thing he hit on was the Pittman Robertson Act that was founded in 1937. I had never heard of this before so it was interesting to find out that the funds for the program come from federal excise tax on sporting arms. Approximately eleven percent of the tax goes toward the Pittman Robertson Act that supports classes like I was in, and facilities and staff. The next chapter went in detail to what a firearms are, it was a good refresher for me for it had been several years since I had a formal training. I had taken a basic firearms safety and operation class when I was nine years old. We reviewed on the different types of guns and the corresponding ammunition. Which in my opinion is one of the most difficult things to learn. There is so much to know as far as type, brand, ammunition,

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