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    Default FINALLY a class opening for hunting license..

    so, I've been dying to get my hunting license. I know deer aren't until september. And I've no intentions of investing crazy cash right now to go after turkey. But i'd like to get my license, just in case.

    well, in ohio, you have to go to a two day, 12 hour course and then take a 100 question test. THEN you get your license.

    been looking for a class since january, and none have had any openings.

    now, there are finally two class openings. one tomorrow, one saturday.

    problem. BOTH of these are "home study courses"

    instead of sitting in class for two days, 6 hours each day, you instead study the 80 page manual at home. and come in for a 4 hour class, and test.

    however, you have to actually study at home, AND bring in the COMPLETED quiz page answers from all NINE sections of the study material.

    i just downloaded it. one section is entirely about rifles and the parts of the rifle and the bullets, etc.. another section is entirely about shotguns, and the cartridges, and the shot fill, etc..

    this is insane. I just felt like i was just plopped back into my 11th grade calculus class.

    i have four days to learn this manual!
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    Lord! Kids under 21 in Illinois go to a one day (hours?) class and they're are good to go. Over 21 just lay down your money. License, Habit Stamp, deer permit for 2 is $42.00 and you're set for a year.... 65 now I get my hunting license for half price
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    Quote Originally Posted by naptime View Post
    so, I've been dying to get my hunting license. I know deer aren't until september. And I've no intentions of investing crazy cash right now to go after turkey. But i'd like to get my license, just in case.

    well, in ohio, you have to go to a two day, 12 hour course and then take a 100 question test. THEN you get your license.

    been looking for a class since january, and none have had any openings.

    now, there are finally two class openings. one tomorrow, one saturday.

    problem. BOTH of these are "home study courses"

    instead of sitting in class for two days, 6 hours each day, you instead study the 80 page manual at home. and come in for a 4 hour class, and test.

    however, you have to actually study at home, AND bring in the COMPLETED quiz page answers from all NINE sections of the study material.

    i just downloaded it. one section is entirely about rifles and the parts of the rifle and the bullets, etc.. another section is entirely about shotguns, and the cartridges, and the shot fill, etc..

    this is insane. I just felt like i was just plopped back into my 11th grade calculus class.

    i have four days to learn this manual!
    Sounds like Ohio is having a hard time believing someone over 21 hasn't had a hunting license already, so you're getting the "Calculus grade hunter saftey test!
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    Kansas is the same way. 2 day course, one in class study, one hands on study. Take the test at the end of the second day. I took mine when I was 11. lol Ks_Hope took hers two years ago and got a 100%. I was amazed at how much the test had changed over the years. Now it includes boating, trapping (a little), and things that have no bearing on safety, like stand selection sites, etc. To get a furharvesters license, you can do it all online, and even print your certificate online. Gotta have the furharvesters to legally trap anything, or shoot a bobcat in Ks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elkslayer4x5 View Post
    Sounds like Ohio is having a hard time believing someone over 21 hasn't had a hunting license already, so you're getting the "Calculus grade hunter saftey test!

    Lol. This is only for people that have never had a hunting license.
    Can't believe at 42 I've never bothered to get one before
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    Here there's a hunting safety course. And separately a trappers course and license.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonny Thomas View Post
    Lord! Kids under 21 in Illinois go to a one day (hours?) class and they're are good to go. Over 21 just lay down your money. License, Habit Stamp, deer permit for 2 is $42.00 and you're set for a year.... 65 now I get my hunting license for half price
    We're not too far off. $19 a license and $24 for a anterlered deer and $15 for anterless. $15 for turkey too.

    Looks we reward our seniors with a free license as well. :-)
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    Got this years hunting license for Christmas..Thanks Son!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by naptime View Post
    We're not too far off. $19 a license and $24 for a anterlered deer and $15 for anterless. $15 for turkey too.

    Looks we reward our seniors with a free license as well. :-)
    Different states, different rates. Hunting license are half price for those 65 and over. Last year I paid $44 for license, Habit Stamp and combined deer tags - over the counter you get 2 automatically, Either sex and antlerless. So 1 Buck and 1 doe or 2 does.
    Found all;
    $12 for license so this year $6.
    Required Habit Stamp - $5.
    Issuing fee - $1 -------- Issuing fees are for store recovery - over the counter sales.
    Total hunting license - $18.
    Combined deer tags - $25 plus $1 issuing fee for $26 -- You can apply through the state for 1 or 2.
    Total = $44.00.

    Turkeys...Lord! I shoot with enough turkeys. Luckily, they don't have feathers

    And then this bow hunting for turkeys, just plain over kill. A .44 magnum will put them down just as easily.
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    Just using my home state of Pa. an example, facts prove that most shooting accidents happen during spring gobbler season, and the majority of "mistaken for game" shootings happen by well seasoned hunters. This why the huge requirement for education. It seems that, just like many aspects of life, more experienced people get complacent, get greedy, and cause shooting accidents that, in my opinion, are not accidents.

    I can see naptime's frustration though. Sitting through a class where an instructor is present and people have a chance to discuss safety matters is probably a much better way of educating people, young or old. You never know what you may learn from others' experiences and opinions.

    In Pa. anybody who has had a hunting license in prior years need not take a class to acquire a license. To me this is totally wrong as these are the people who create most of the problems. I think every person who wants to get a turkey tag should be required to take such a class, if for no other reason than to wake them up to the dangers imvolved by people who do not follow certain rules, such as, NO STALKING.

    I once knew a guy that came to work and bragged about shooting into a laurel patch because he saw a deer go into it. He couldn't see the deer so wasn't aiming at it; just shooting into the brush the deer had entered. Talk about pure stupidity!!! This is the kind of things that need brought to light in a class.
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