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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-30-2016, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Hunters Safety & Gun Sight in ?

Why don't they make sighting in a gun part of the course or do they have it?
If not,it sure would be a good idea.

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Why don't they make sighting in a gun part of the course or do they have it?
If not,it sure would be a good idea.
Because its PA. You are treated as a adult when it comes to firearms. With a CCW, there is no requirement to pass a shooting or safety test, and there is none for becoming a hunter. It is your responsibility, and yours alone, as it should be.

Besides, have you ever tried to teach kids (or parents) anything? You could NEVER impart the basic marksmanship that you need to sight a rifle in well to 30 kids in 4 hours. When I was a scout leader, we went over what to pack for a 5 day unsupported canoe trip for months. One kid still showed up with 4 meals and no tent. Didnt let us know till we were afloat.

Every day you see it on the news. Another felons life needlessly spared by inaccurate fire.

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Why don't they make sighting in a gun part of the course or do they have it?
If not,it sure would be a good idea.
I don't think it should be part of the course but the reasoning for sighting in should be explained to new hunters as part of the course. I run into many folks who have not sighted in or who believe that bore sighting is sufficient.

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The PGC does not allow any live fire exercises during the course.The club may after class do it on their own with all liability on the club not the PGC.

Bob Seger,till it shines.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-03-2016, 09:49 PM
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The PGC's intent with HTE is to inform new hunters of basic safety principals and legal/ethical concepts.

It is not meant to teach any hunting related skills whatsoever.
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