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#5396456 - 11/03/14 01:48 PM Hunters Education Poll
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There seems to be a lot of discussion on various forums, especially since the recent changes.



Hunter's education requirements in Texas?
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Votes accepted starting: 11/03/14 01:47 PM
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#5396470 - 11/03/14 01:54 PM Re: Hunters Education Poll [Re: TurkeyHunter]
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I don't have an issue with it. Not everyone has an uncle, brother, dad or friend to take them. Does it help? Not sure, but it can't hurt. A lot of unsafe idiots out there and some have taken the class and are still unsafe idiots.
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#5396471 - 11/03/14 01:56 PM Re: Hunters Education Poll [Re: TurkeyHunter]
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^^^^^ what he said
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#5396472 - 11/03/14 01:57 PM Re: Hunters Education Poll [Re: TurkeyHunter]
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I'm old, so not a problem!

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#5396488 - 11/03/14 02:01 PM Re: Hunters Education Poll [Re: txshntr]
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Originally Posted By: txshntr
I don't have an issue with it. Not everyone has an uncle, brother, dad or friend to take them. Does it help? Not sure, but it can't hurt. A lot of unsafe idiots out there and some have taken the class and are still unsafe idiots.


Couldn't agree more with the last part. The course isn't gonna make anyone safer or less an idiot.

Of course it can hurt, when it's required by law and used as a personal weapon against hunters. It should be voluntary. Heck I'd even make it available to insurance companies to design and administer for liability insurance discounts.

Carrots always work better than sticks.
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#5396502 - 11/03/14 02:08 PM Re: Hunters Education Poll [Re: TurkeyHunter]
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Im betting most of the "unsafe" people out there know what the correct answer is to take and pass the test... no class or test will make them responsible.
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#5396542 - 11/03/14 02:19 PM Re: Hunters Education Poll [Re: therancher]
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Originally Posted By: therancher
Originally Posted By: txshntr
I don't have an issue with it. Not everyone has an uncle, brother, dad or friend to take them. Does it help? Not sure, but it can't hurt. A lot of unsafe idiots out there and some have taken the class and are still unsafe idiots.


Couldn't agree more with the last part. The course isn't gonna make anyone safer or less an idiot.

Of course it can hurt, when it's required by law and used as a personal weapon against hunters. It should be voluntary. Heck I'd even make it available to insurance companies to design and administer for liability insurance discounts.

Carrots always work better than sticks.


Simple fix make us like Colorado and some of the other western states where you can't get a licenses until you provide it.

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#5396552 - 11/03/14 02:22 PM Re: Hunters Education Poll [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Im betting most of the "unsafe" people out there know what the correct answer is to take and pass the test... no class or test will make them responsible.
Yep, same with idiot drivers.

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#5396584 - 11/03/14 02:34 PM Re: Hunters Education Poll [Re: snoopy]
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One of my sons and his best friend got to go to a GW camp years ago for a week. Besides earning their hunter safety they were taught game laws, fishing laws, taught how to build safe campfires, and all around hunting and fishing safety. Six are seven days of fun and festivities he still talks about twenty years later.

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#5396627 - 11/03/14 02:48 PM Re: Hunters Education Poll [Re: BOBO the Clown]
therancher Online   content
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: therancher
Originally Posted By: txshntr
I don't have an issue with it. Not everyone has an uncle, brother, dad or friend to take them. Does it help? Not sure, but it can't hurt. A lot of unsafe idiots out there and some have taken the class and are still unsafe idiots.


Couldn't agree more with the last part. The course isn't gonna make anyone safer or less an idiot.

Of course it can hurt, when it's required by law and used as a personal weapon against hunters. It should be voluntary. Heck I'd even make it available to insurance companies to design and administer for liability insurance discounts.

Carrots always work better than sticks.


Simple fix make us like Colorado and some of the other western states where you can't get a licenses until you provide it.


That would be much better than using it as a stick. But I still don't see the overall value.
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#5396769 - 11/03/14 03:41 PM Re: Hunters Education Poll [Re: TurkeyHunter]
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What are the recent changes?

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#5396781 - 11/03/14 03:49 PM Re: Hunters Education Poll [Re: TurkeyHunter]
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I remember when I took HE they said ALWAYS carry your HE card with you.... no maybe this or that... always... so mine has been laminated and sat right next to my license ever since
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#5396845 - 11/03/14 04:15 PM Re: Hunters Education Poll [Re: TurkeyHunter]
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I cary mine too, but I think its bs to get a ticket for not having it when your not hunting.

I have a buddy that got a ticket for incorrectly filling out the log on the back of his license on a fishing trip after season was over. Sometimes its a little much.
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#5396935 - 11/03/14 04:49 PM Re: Hunters Education Poll [Re: TurkeyHunter]
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As a Hunter Education instructor, allowing adults to complete the process by taking the online course has been a positive. I now have fewer people in my classes who feel they don't need to be there because they already know everything. Parents who take the class with their kids, especially when they don't need it, are never a problem and can add much to the discussions.
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#5397623 - 11/03/14 09:19 PM Re: Hunters Education Poll [Re: TurkeyHunter]
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For that matter, why give drivers education and issue a drivers license? You can't change an idiot and irresponsible drivers so whats the point of giving them a drivers education? Why train a 12 year old child to handle a rifle properly or cross a fence properly while hunting? Why teach a 12 year old to identify what he is about to shoot at before pulling the trigger vs. why teach a 15 year old to stop and look both ways before pulling out into an intersection? all seem like pretty common sense things. But not everyone grows up with parents to teach them how to drive or how to hunt.
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