Jump to content
  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
DonBo

Bowhunter Ed Class, March 23rd.

Recommended Posts

Chilakoot Bowhunters will be hosting a one-day Bowhunter Ed Class, Saturday March 23rd at their Indoor/Outdoor Range near Stillwater, MN. Class will run from 8am-5pm. Registration will be limited.

Cost: $17.50, includes coffee, donuts and lunch.

Contact me if interested.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Class is starting to fill up. Anyone needing this for metro hunts, or hunting out of state this fall should get signed up ASAP.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DonBo,

What does this all involve.

Is it a classroom type deal with actual target shooting also?

Just wondering what one would expect.

I appreciate your thoughts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is classroom,(equipment, ethics, hunting tactics, scents, calling, etc.) along with some outdoor activities: Blood trailing, yardage estimation, treestand safety.

There is time after class for shooting at either our indoor or outdoor range, so bring your bow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would I be able to get my certificate by taking just this class, or would I still need to complete the online class portion? Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This sounds like a great class, I wish it was a little closer to me, I would forsure be taking it. Maybe next time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would I be able to get my certificate by taking just this class, or would I still need to complete the online class portion? Thanks

Nope, this is all you need. If you take the online class, you still need to take an outdoor "field day" which will be hard to find. This is one of the only one-day classes available for the certificate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This sounds like a great class, I wish it was a little closer to me, I would forsure be taking it. Maybe next time.

We routinely have people come from Duluth and Rochester and....just to finish in one day, so they can participate in their metro hunts. Henderson isn't all that far.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm interested in this class. How do I sign up?

go to the chilakoot bowhunters (dot org) HSOforum.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does anyone know why there are so few of these classes? I've been trying to get my certification for 3 years now to be able to hunt inside the city limits and unfortunately I have had conflicts each year with the one class they offer in my area. I was amazed that they only offer one a year. I know some will say that if it was really important to me I'd find a way to get to the class but it's frustrating that the opportunities are so limited. It seems like it's much more difficult/time consuming than it should be?

Sorry for the vent.

Thanks for the info Don, but unfortunately it's another one that I can't make.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll tell you why we only have one a year. We're volunteers. It takes the better part of a week to set this up and take it down. It's a lot of planning and a lot of work. There are no paid DNR employees giving these classes.

I give up one full weekend of ice fishing (or family activities, or...)to give some of you a chance to be able to hunt out of state or the metro hunts that require it. I'm sorry you can't take the time for this, but I'm not giving up another weekend to fit your schedule.

Quote:
Sorry for the vent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a handfull of spots left. Anyone that needs this should sign up soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

DonBo,

I am signed up for the class.

Will it be all an indoor/ classroom type of deal or will there be some outdoor stuff?

Is there shootting involved?

Just wondering what to prepare for and expect.

Again, thanks for putting in your time and effort to put this on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is classroom,(equipment, ethics, hunting tactics, scents, calling, etc.) along with some outdoor activities: Blood trailing, yardage estimation, treestand safety.

There is time after class for shooting at either our indoor or outdoor range, so bring your bow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was great meeting you yesterday DonBo.

A lot of good information was put forth.

Thanks again for the time and effort you all put into hosting this class.

Heck, I even passed the test. smile

You have a great facility over there also.

I definitely plan on coming back to shoot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Next up was cutting all the 2”x1” tubing. My brother picked up this little bandsaw off hsolist that worked pretty well. Using sketch up was great, everything could be laid out and you knew exactly what length to cut everything.    Once everything was cut we started welding it up. Built each wall on saw horses and once we got to the last wall we finally had a system down, go figure.    once we got all the walls made we leveled out the frame. Had to add a bunch of weight to the back to try and get it flat. This is where I wish we had a flat driveway. After we got everything good and level we started welding the walls to the frame and to each other.    The next day was the roof. From looking at other builds I thought people were just running one piece of tubing across and just attaching to the two sides but as we found out that does not work. We tried that and the top of each side wall had way to much of a wavy look. Closer look at other builds looks like people made the roof the same as the walls on some saw horses so everything was square and then set it in between all the outer walls. We ended up doing something similar but we turned the inside roof length piece on its side so it was more of a strong back which minimized any waviness of the tubing. 
    • We were "missing" a few pieces of chicken between the time we took them out of the smoker and put them on the grill with the BBQ sauce. They vanished, I swear!
    • Figured I would post me and my brothers build on here since this is where I got most of the information from. Thanks to lipripper for posting his builds and answering questions. I pretty much based the house off of his with a couple of my own tweaks. Im not sure how pictures are posted on this it’s looking like they will all be at the end of my post so maybe I’ll start with one post then keep adding to it so the pictures stay in some order ( I was bad at taking pictures so I probably missed some stuff) So here we go...   The frame is a Berkon 21’ with a 4’ V galvanized. We called berkon and the guy said they had one frame left and it was $700 cheaper than normal price since they were changing something for ice castle so we put money down to hold it then he called and said ice castle needed it but they were going to make us a new one (this was the start of our struggles). Which actually worked out nice since we could move some bracing around and move the hydraulic pump to a different spot. We had them move the back center brace so we could have 3 holes between our couches similar to papabear. We  thought about doing aluminum but the guy at berkon said the weight savings would only be about 700 lbs and I personally don’t like how aluminum seems to get brittle in the cold.  Prior to getting the frame I tried to order as much stuff as I could think of like others have said to do but since this was our first fish house I wasn’t 100% sure on everything. I used google sketch to layout the studs and the windows. Hoping everything would work out as planned. 
    • Spring only for me, when Orioles first return. Mine never get hit much. 
    • Not sure if somebody put a lot of time in to make this or if it was something Arctic Cat made. I could see someone pulling this around Hay Days.Thought it was just to cool to pass up. 
    • Whatever trades they might make won’t be to make a run. It’s going to be to rebuild. I guess there’s still some interest in Dozier from a couple teams, but otherwise, we don’t have much trade value in anyone. I’m just still hoping we finish .500.
    • The popular speculation is that the lakers are taking this season “off”, and waiting until next year to sign a big name or 2, one of which could be Butler. Personally, I don’t think there’s any chance Butler re signs with the wolves (he already turned down the first offer), as long as Wiggins remains on the team! And at this point, Wiggins is untradable. 
    • do agree, like your thoughts...
    • Yeah, none of the recipes say to pre-cook the potatoes but I think I might do it next time or else just open the packets and throw the shrimp in at the end. I was surprised though that the shrimp was good and didn't seem too over cooked. I think the key is to make sure to use raw shrimp not pre-cooked.
    • A lot of talk about a lot of nothing...until it is actually something! 🤔😏  As long as Thibs is here I believe that Jimmy has  chance to stay.  If Jimmy were to leave I would be surprised if he stayed in the west but if he did matching him up with LAbron would be a tough duo to build around.
×