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Offline D-Rock425

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Re: Joined the instructor ranks
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2017, 07:53:02 PM »
I'm doing the same been helping all week with class.

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Re: Joined the instructor ranks
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2017, 09:01:38 PM »
No personal firearms starting next year.
You can still use personal firearms for classroom demonstration purposes, just not for live fire. :tup:

That's what I meant. Thanks for the clarification, Bob.
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Re: Joined the instructor ranks
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2017, 10:01:04 PM »
I finished training last night and now a certified hunters ed instructor.  Trained under a great group of instructors that mentored us during a class.  Now I am looking forward on helping out those that want to hunt and carry on the heritage of hunting this great land.


I attended class and was in your group.  It was good meeting you, and thank you for your support and recommendation of the forum!!    :tup:

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Re: Joined the instructor ranks
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2017, 06:25:58 AM »
I finished training last night and now a certified hunters ed instructor.  Trained under a great group of instructors that mentored us during a class.  Now I am looking forward on helping out those that want to hunt and carry on the heritage of hunting this great land.


I attended class and was in your group.  It was good meeting you, and thank you for your support and recommendation of the forum!!    :tup:
Awesome.  It was a pleasures meeting you.  Lots of good information and people here.  Welcome to the hunting world and to the forum.
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Re: Joined the instructor ranks
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2017, 12:29:31 PM »
 :tup: Russ, welcome to the club!
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Re: Joined the instructor ranks
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2017, 08:52:36 PM »
Maybe it has changed, but I wish the state made it easier to be a continuing instructor.
Not sure what this means.  Continuing instructor?  I don't think I have heard that term before.  I have only been an instructor for 3 years however.
There is a requirement to assist with at least one class per year to stay certified.

This is the main thing, but having to travel a long ways for the inservice type training was onerous as well, especially since I really don't need to learn how to teach as I have a Masters in Teaching.

And, back then, you couldn't count your volunteer hours toward the Master Hunter Program.

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Re: Joined the instructor ranks
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2017, 07:42:49 AM »
Sometimes life is crazy, Loki. I certainly understand. I don't have enough hours in every single day - my wife and I were talking about that last night. Thank you for the teaching you did. You helped a lot of people become hunters and that's huge!  :tup:
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Re: Joined the instructor ranks
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2017, 03:06:36 PM »
At one point in time students were allow to use use an instructor's personal firearm during the live fire portion of the class--meaning the portion where students demonstrate their proficiency in shooting at a target?

I'm surprised that was allowed at all for liability purposes.

 

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Re: Joined the instructor ranks
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2017, 03:15:08 PM »
At one point in time students were allow to use use an instructor's personal firearm during the live fire portion of the class--meaning the portion where students demonstrate their proficiency in shooting at a target?

I'm surprised that was allowed at all for liability purposes.

WDFW also used to have people that were allowed to reload ammo for use in the live-fire portion of the class.  I can't believe that was ever a thing.  The liability must have been huge!

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Re: Joined the instructor ranks
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2017, 05:18:39 PM »
  Thank you for ensuring we pass it on!!  It was nice to meet you out there and remember to " Make it fun " not a burden!

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Re: Joined the instructor ranks
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2017, 05:31:40 PM »
Congratulations Russ, 15 plus years for me and I'm still learning from the students. :tup:

 

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