Thursday, July 29, 2021

'Learn to Hunt' camp announced for the Panhandle

by KARA CAMPBELL Contributing Writer
| July 20, 2021 1:00 AM

Enjoy learning the fundamentals of safe and successful hunting during this three-day, hands-on, educational experience that will include much more than a typical classroom hunter education course

Youngsters ages 10 to 15, who have not yet completed hunter education, will enjoy learning the fundamentals of hunting through a hands-on experience.

In addition to the basic curriculum of hunter education, such as safe firearm handling, hunting techniques and conservation principles, campers will have the opportunity to participate in live fire activities with modern bowhunting equipment and firearms (.22 caliber rifles, 20 gauge shotguns and muzzleloaders) under the instruction and supervision of NRA certified instructors.

They’ll build emergency shelters and learn how to use magnesium fire starters in group survival scenarios, practice game tracking, discover the science behind setting hunting seasons, try their hand at some primitive hunting skills, become “bear aware,” and more!

Campers must attend the full three days of the program and pass a combination firearm and bowhunter exam in order to receive their hunter and bowhunter certificates. Successful completion of hunter education and/or bowhunter education is required for anyone age 10 or older wishing to purchase an Idaho hunting license. IDFG continues to follow current CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19.

The camp will take place Aug. 17, 18 and 19 at Farragut Public Shooting Range located at 33644 North Shooters Road, Athol.


Kara Campbell is regional communications manager for Idaho Fish & Game.