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After reading about shooters in I think it was Norway or Finland having to qualify by taking a written test and a shooting test. I have to wonder how I and most of us that hunt here in the USA would do if we had to take one. I am not saying we need more regs or barriers to keep us out of the woods. I think that I would not have a problem with the basic anatomee(sp) portion. The shooting portion that required hitting animal targets at 100M from the basic positions again would not be to bad. The one that would be fun and hard is the moving target, you must hit it 2 out of 3 times in 15 or 20 seconds. I have never seen a range that is set up for a left to right mover so I will probibly never get the chance to try it. This test was required for Moose in the country it was being taken in. So has anyone had to take one of these tests? If so what was it like?

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i think it would be a good idea to have to re certify every once in a wile. take a quick writen test, just to keep hunters safty fresh in your mind, and a shooting test to make sure you can take down your game without to much suffering on there part. but mabey instead of punishing failure. they could reward sucsess. say for example if you have passed the writen and shooting test in the last 3 years hunting season opens for you a week before normal. then every one who take hunting, and hunters safty seriously gets in the woods, and hopfully tags a deer before all the yahoos hit the woods.
 

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There are places in Illinois that require qualifying before bowhunting. Goverment land that is. I think it's not required for firearms, just archery.
 

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I would like to know how many people would complain and not take it just because it was mandatory compared to how many would participate if it were optional.
 

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The written portion of the test is mandatory here in TX for anyone born after Sep 1971. Although not required for me, I will take it this year with my son (and hopefully daughter) when we go take the class from the local game warden.

If they have to take it, won't they kinda sorta think different if I didn't take it as well???
Anyone else's thoughts on this???
 

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I dont see anything wrong with stepping up to take a hunter safety course or a refresher course from time to time.
I for one am a strong believer in, Leading by example.
 

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Hunter safety course is required here also if you're born after a certian date. But it is a 1 time only thing. I also think a hunter safety card (or equivilent) from your home state is required some places out west regardless of age.
 

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Wow, Thats a tough one. and again, there is the proverbial two edged sword to contend with.

1. I dont like the idea of doing things in follow step form of the european countries. This is not europe(allthough it is getting closer all the time) and we need to remain opposed from their mindsets. or we will end up like London.

2. allthough I agree some form of keeping the fools and idiots out of the woods and or from hunting, how, without infringing on our God given rights is a really good question. and one that should undergo much scrutiny before adoption.

3. I'll think of something else, trust me.
 

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I too do not want more restrictions and control by government. I don't know about more tests???? Would have to put a whole lot more thought to this one!:crazy:
 

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In Montana, Hunter/Firearms Training is required if you are a first time hunter born after a certain date. But everyone who wants a black bear license, regardless of age or how long you've been hunting, has to take a one-time only test on identifying black bears and grizzlies. This is to help prevent accidental shooting of grizzlies. FWP offers an on-line course after which you can take the test and get certified. You can take the course and test as many times as you like or need. It's free, and I think a lot of you guys would have a lot of fun with it... even if you aren't going to hunt black bears in Montana. Go to:Bear Identification Program :: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and follow the links and instructions - when you get to the Bear ID Program page click on "Click here to start" at the bottom of the page. Have fun and let me know what you think. Hell, I think I'll take it again, myself, just for fun!
 

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Testing designed to inform or teach might be a good thing, but testing to ban or regulate, vehemently opposed.
 

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i am opposed to all testing for people who have not broken any laws. We need to hold people accountable for bad behavior. An example is no
hunter safety requirements, BUT if you injury someone you are completely liable for their expenses, lost wages etc. I know people will disagree but i am a firm believer in freedom and to me this means if i ain't affecting your freedom leave me alone. We are all suppose to be innocent until proven guilty and testing means you are guilty of being an idiot until proven innocent by passing a test.
 

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yeah, but I would rather the idiot was somehow eliminated before he shot me.
expenses paid or not.
 

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In Montana, Hunter/Firearms Training is required if you are a first time hunter born after a certain date. But everyone who wants a black bear license, regardless of age or how long you've been hunting, has to take a one-time only test on identifying black bears and grizzlies. This is to help prevent accidental shooting of grizzlies. FWP offers an on-line course after which you can take the test and get certified. You can take the course and test as many times as you like or need. It's free, and I think a lot of you guys would have a lot of fun with it... even if you aren't going to hunt black bears in Montana. Go to:Bear Identification Program :: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and follow the links and instructions - when you get to the Bear ID Program page click on "Click here to start" at the bottom of the page. Have fun and let me know what you think. Hell, I think I'll take it again, myself, just for fun!
First try with no study missed 2.........7/8/2010 ct123536 Date of Certification Certificate Number
 

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First try with no study missed 2.........7/8/2010 ct123536 Date of Certification Certificate Number
What about the test that makes sure you can identify the diference between black bears and grizzlys from other hunters. there seems to be a big problem there too.
 

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In Montana, Hunter/Firearms Training is required if you are a first time hunter born after a certain date. But everyone who wants a black bear license, regardless of age or how long you've been hunting, has to take a one-time only test on identifying black bears and grizzlies. This is to help prevent accidental shooting of grizzlies. FWP offers an on-line course after which you can take the test and get certified. You can take the course and test as many times as you like or need. It's free, and I think a lot of you guys would have a lot of fun with it... even if you aren't going to hunt black bears in Montana. Go to:Bear Identification Program :: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and follow the links and instructions - when you get to the Bear ID Program page click on "Click here to start" at the bottom of the page. Have fun and let me know what you think. Hell, I think I'll take it again, myself, just for fun!


What about the test that makes sure you can identify the diference between black bears and grizzlys from other hunters. there seems to be a big problem there too.
 

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I think the mere mention of another (test) is nuts (being nice). This is how the gov finds ways to tax you to death. $10 bow, $20 gun,$15 tree stand,,$10 fur bearer, etc...------Sure have a test for all and the next thing is your lic. just went up another $500 a year. They will say it is for the good but it is really just another tax. Taken a look at how long the list is now of taxes or fees you are paying? Enough with these types of great ideas.
 
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