OLD MISSOURI HILLBILLY SITE
Updated August 14, 2016
This section of our site is dedicated to news and information about the Washington State Hunter Education Program.
2016 class schedule has been completed. Since much of the
information will still apply to any classes we may hold in the future,
scroll down for
more information. (There are also direct links to pictures of
classes over the past several years)
Our Hunter Education Classes are provided under the sponsorship of the Northwest Sportsman's Club and are held at the Greater Spokane Elks Lodge.
Also, thanks to the Hauser Lake Gun Club we are able to provide a field course with simulated shoot/don't shoot scenarios, and various obstacle crossings. We also have a live fire session, shooting five rounds with 20 gauge shotguns at clay targets.
In addition to the fact that the generosity of our sponsoring organizations enables us to provide these classes free of charge, there is an added bonus opportunity for students under 18 years of age. The Northwest Sportsman's Club purchases a number of Cabela's gift cards to be awarded to two students in each of our classes. Every student under 18, who successfully completes the course, will be entered into a drawing at the end of our field day for one $50 gift card and one $100 gift card!
March 1st, Ann and I made our annual trip to Cabela's in Post Falls, ID
to purchase the gift cards that the Northwest Sportsman's Club provides
for our classes. We met Kristi Blaver, the new marketing manager,
and renewed our acquaintance with Stephanie Harris. As usual,
Cabela's was generous in their support of our Hunter Education efforts,
by donating one of the $50 gift cards while we purchased the rest.
Stephanie Harris, Me, and Kristi Blaver
For class pictures and information about our completed 2016 classes, click HERE, 2015 classes, click HERE, 2014 classes, click HERE; 2013 classes, click HERE, 2012 classes, click HERE, 2011 classes, click HERE, 2010 classes, click HERE.
Rick and I previously taught with a team at the former Sportsman's Warehouse Store at Spokane Valley Mall. Click HERE to see pictures of graduating students from our 2007, 2008, and 2009 classes.
Click HERE to see pictures and bios of our instructors and volunteers. (This is a work in progress and will hopefully be completed before the end of our 2016 classes)
Here is further information about our Classes at the Elks Lodge and Hauser Gun Club.
The State of Washington requires that all prospective hunters, born on or after January 1, 1972, successfully complete an approved Hunter Education course before they can purchase a hunting license. As you would expect, the demand for these classes is very high, and more instructors are always needed.
Instructors are volunteers, and work under the auspices of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. Even though instructors are in 'unpaid' status, they are afforded liability protection the same as regular, paid employees of the State.
If you have an interest in becoming an Instructor, email Jim Parman via the above link.
Even if becoming a certified instructor is not something you want to pursue at this time, additional help is always appreciated. Parents, grandparents, etc. are welcome to attend the classes and are encouraged to assist the instructors if they so desire and have pertinent knowledge and skills to contribute.
Washington is reciprocal with other States and Canadian Provinces, so that our Hunter Education cards are honored in those states, and vice versa. If you plan to hunt in another state or province, it is wise to check well ahead of time as some require Hunter Education no matter your age or birth date.