Thirty Two years ago, the Hunter Education Workshop began “...what if?” We are returning to our roots giving instructors the tools and insight to become better educators. We as hunters need to adapt to
maintain and grow our hunting heritage.
We never imagined crossbows, antler restrictions, or rifles in the Southern Zone. When the first workshop was held, fishers outside of the Adirondacks, scent blocker clothes, a youth turkey hunt, and 14 year olds hunting big game was unknown. Thanks to our partnership many successful changes have occurred ... more remain! We will make a list on February 2nd of what instructors want or didn’t want and the changes we should work to achieve.
The reasons for the workshop remain valid, including, legislation that is needed to enable young gun hunters the opportunity to share the rich heritage we call hunting. We are focusing on hunter recruitment, retention and access. Recruiting new and reinvigorating existing instructors to grow as stewards. How long should the ideal course be, what should it include. This is a continuing process.
Join us on February 2nd to celebrate your 32nd event. The first 200 instructors, presenters, and facilitators will receive a special gift.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County
50 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020