Enjoy learning the fundamentals of a safe and successful hunt during this three-day hands-on educational experience that will include much more than a typical classroom hunter training course
Young people aged 10 to 15, who have not yet completed their hunter training, will enjoy learning the basics of hunting through hands-on experience.
In addition to the basic hunter education program, such as safe gun handling, hunting techniques and conservation principles, campers will have the opportunity to participate in live-fire activities with hunting equipment. bow and modern firearms (.22 caliber rifles, 20 caliber shotguns and muzzle magazines) under the direction and supervision of NRA certified instructors.
They will build emergency shelters and learn to use magnesium fire starters in group survival scenarios, practice game tracking, learn about the science behind setting hunting seasons, try their hand at hunting primitive hunting techniques, will become “bear aware”, and more!
Campers must attend the full three days of the program and pass a firearms and bow hunter combination exam in order to receive their hunter and bow hunter certificates. Successful hunting and / or bow hunting training is required for anyone 10 years of age or older wishing to purchase an Idaho hunting license. The IDFG continues to follow current CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19.
The camp will be held August 17, 18 and 19 at the Farragut Public Shooting Range located at 33644 North Shooters Road, Athol.
Kara Campbell is Regional Communications Manager for Idaho Fish & Game.