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instructor, I have seen many changes in the Game Commission’s hunter education program. We started as a 4-hour voluntary hunter safety class where the emphasis was almost totally on shooting and safety. From there we went to a mandatory class for junior hunters, then to mandatory for all firsttime hunters and a 6-hour class and Kyla Zuschlag is all smiles as she receives her hunteradding ethics, and Trapper certification card. Thanks to the efforts and then to a 10-hour dedication of the many volunteer hunter education class to include fur- instructors, more than 30,000 students are trained annually. taking. In all of those stages each class emphasized the in- showing they can match ammo to the dividual instructors’ interests. Some- gun and loading and unloading; shoot times, some aspects of the program and don’t shoot; crossing obstacles and were overlooked because some in- simulated rifle shooting. structors would concentrate on their The modified version incorporates particular interests. some of these activities into the Finally, the Game Commission classroom on a reduced basis. In the developed a curriculum that focused “Distance” or independent study foron “need to know” rather than “nice mat, the student studies on-line from to know,” and put time limits on each the student manual, at his or her own subject so every class in the state pace, and then attends a 2- to 3-hour covered the same material. In some class for the game law section and, cases, this was slow to be received by of course, the test that every student instructors, on the premise that “If it must pass. ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Actually the In addition to the basic Hunterold system was reducing accidents, but Trapper course, advanced training is it was outdated and needed to be stan- available in “Successful Bowhunting,” dardized. Today’s format may take 12 “Cable Restraint” which now includes or more hours, over two or three days. trapping and, for those on license The present format consists of revocation, “Remedial Hunter Educaclassroom lecture with skill stations; tion.” A “Successful Turkey Hunting” classroom lectures with modified skill course will be coming soon. There is a activities; and distance learning. The charge for these advanced classes, but skill stations include hands-on exer- all basic Hunter-Trapper Education cises in gun handling, with students classes are free. Last year 30,916 stu12 game news



Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011

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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011
Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Contents
Long Hollow Gobbler
Oh What a Summer
Grandpa’s Last Hunt
Become an HTE Instructor?
Ready for Reds
The Memory That Will Never Be Forgotten
Overcoming a Jinx
The 28th Class
The Last Day
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Fun Game
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Myths & Legends of the Whitetail
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Long Hollow Gobbler
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Oh What a Summer
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Grandpa’s Last Hunt
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Become an HTE Instructor?
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Ready for Reds
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - The Memory That Will Never Be Forgotten
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Overcoming a Jinx
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - The 28th Class
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - The Last Day
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Field Notes
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Conservation News
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Another View
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - The Naturalist’s Eye
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Straight from the Bowstring
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 59
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2011 - Crossings
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