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Class starts tonight for my 11 year old. This will be his first year hunting. He seems excited. It is three hours long (6-9) today, tomorrow, and Thursday, with thee hours on the range Saturday.. UGH!

Off to make dinner, gotta feed the kids before I take him to class.

How many of ya actually take your kids and sit through it with them? This will be my second time in the last 3 years attending. LOL. I should retake the test at the end and earn me another SD GFP pin!

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I did with my 2 oldest, will do so this year with the youngest and maybe his older sister. It never hurts to brush up a bit, I ended up helping to teach the class in the waterfowl piece.
 

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I've got my first class with my son (9 years old) april 12th and 13th. I have been telling him for six months now that there is a 100 question multiple choice test, ten essay questions, ten story problems and at the range he must shoot 8 out of ten in skeet and hit a deer target at 300 yards to pass. That has got him a little nervous, he knows I'm messing with him but he doesn't know how much :rofl:
 

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I took my son three years ago . we spent 8 hours on a saturday and 8 hours on a sunday . it was a long weekend but it has to be done . i recall my father taking me years ago (1973) and that class was very short.
 

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I've been through thousands of hours of Hunter Safety Classes.

Of course Im an instructor. It is always grea to see the parents sit through the class with the kids, more often then not the parents learn a thing or two as well. Too often parents leave the little ones to sit through the class by theirself. Makes you want to pop a not on their head at times (the parent).
 

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I took my girlfriends 13 year old brother and it was sleeting and snowing, but we finished it in one day. It took around 10 hours because it was one of the last days you could take it for the year.
 

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Just took my 12 year old. It's a requirement here to take it if you were born after 1971?. I was grandfathered in, so I never took it until my Son had his class. I got 100% on the field class, followed by 100% on the test. My Son only got one wrong on the test, and aced the field class. He never shot trap before, and nailed 4 out of five clays. I was impressed. I did learn a few things, especially when the Game Warden showed up for one of the days. Now we get a small game license and state waterfowl stamp for free for attending and passing the class. The most important thing here is, now my Son and I can travel out west and do some Elk hunting, and we'll be safe doing it. I found it pretty neat that after hunting for over 25 years, all the stuff you learn by just doing. My Son had some questions about things that I quite frankly took for granted as simple knowledge. I'm glad I took the class with him, because now I can relate to the questions that may come up. and I don't have to look at him as if he was clueless. Now we have to take ATV Safety, and Boater Safety next. these are new requirements in our state as well. I am grandfathered in these too, but now I'm ready to learn some more.

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