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Hunter Education Schedule (Statewide)

NRA Trap Shooting Camp - Every Sunday during May – September
North Country Sportsman’s Club, Gun Club Road, Williston, VT, Off Old Creamery Road.  from 12:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Agenda: Each session will be limited to 10 people: Cost: $20 per individual and pre-registration is recommended since each session will be limited to 10 people. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits. Cost includes loaner shotgun, ammunition, clay birds, and eye and ear protection. Contact: Tom Blair, (802) 872-8329 (please, no calls after 8:00 p.m.) or via email at tblairvt@comcast.net . A registration form is also available at www.shootncsc.com.

Complete an ACA Certification
Zoar Outdoor offers ACA Instructor Certification in the disciplines of River Kayak, River Canoe, Swiftwater Rescue, and Stand-Up Paddle Board. The American Canoe Association offers instructor certification at up to five different levels with each level requiring a progressively greater understanding of paddling and rescue concepts, as well as an ability to teach and execute those concepts in progressively more difficult rapids. https://www.kayaklesson.com/safety-courses/aca-instructor-certification/

Become Wilderness First Responder Certified
Zoar Outdoor offers Wilderness First Responder certification and recertification courses for outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. This course is taught in conjunction with Wilderness Medical Associates of Maine. As an outdoor person, you may find yourself in a situation where help is more than a phone call away. Typical first aid courses train students to provide care before an ambulance arrives. This course is designed for people who often travel where dialing 911 is not an option. It is experiential and tough, with emphasis on practical sessions and videotaped simulations using mock victims. This course runs for seven days. https://www.kayaklesson.com/safety-courses/wilderness-first-responder/

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January 4-10, 2019, Wilderness First Responder - $659 per person
As an outdoor person you may find yourself in a situation where help is more than a phone call away. Typical first aid courses train students to provide care before an ambulance arrives. This course is designed for people who often travel where dialing 911 is not an option. It is experiential and tough, with emphasis on practical sessions and video taped simulations using mock victims. Lodging Specials - Call our office to take advantage of this special, 800-532-7483. www.kayaklesson.com/wilderness_first_responder.htm

January 12 - 13, 2019, Winter Tracking Intensive
The Winter Tracking Intensive is open to all skill levels and students. The weekend will be predominantly experience based, offering guided ‘dirt time’ in which students can push their skills in real tracking situations. Trailing and interpretation will be a major theme for the weekend as we take in depth looks into the lives of the animals living in Vermont’s forests. When the sun goes down students will be offered ecological tracking information and apply it to creating an accurate map of the land they have tracked and how the animals have moved through it. We will also check out skull and bone, and feather identification. Expect to cover a lot of snow in any weather conditions and to spend two full long days in the forests and fields tracking. Snow shoes recommended. Age: 18 and up. This class is overnight and includes food and camping. https://rootsvt.com/adults/winter-tracking-intensive

January 12-14, 2019, WFR Recertification/Challenge - $329 per person
For folks who need to keep their WFR certification up to date. This course is an intensive review and retesting of the WFR curriculum with a CPR update and other updates where protocols or treatment options may have changed. Lodging Specials - Call our office to take advantage of this special, 800-532-483 www.kayaklesson.com/wilderness_first_responder.htm

January 13, 2019, Women's Intro to Handguns Clinic
Ammo Warehouse, 323 E Montpelier Rd, Barre, Vermont 05641 Women's Intro to Handguns offered by female Certified NRA Pistol Instructor.Includes Classroom to learn the different type of handguns + their actions, loading, unloading, cleaning, storage, safety, shooting fundamentals, range safety rules, shooting of handguns of different calibers.. Sign up required!! Email to Sales@vtammowarehouse.com  or private message instructor $ 75 https://www.facebook.com/events/261277691230795/

January 20 - Skate Ski Clinic with Craftsbury's Elite Coach Ollie Buruss
Join us at the Kingdom Trails Nordic Center for an intermediate skate ski technique clinic with Ollie Burruss from the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Ollie is a former elite racer who now coaches at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. The clinic will cover intermediate to advanced skate techniques, with a focus on proper weight transfer and efficient uphill technique. Ages 12 and up. Some experience necessary. Free for KTA Members - $15 for non KTA Members- gives participants a one day KT Trail Pass. https://kingdomtrails.org/events/2019/01/skate-ski-clinic-with-craftsbury-outdoor-center-coach-ollie-burrus/

January 20, 2019, Women's Intro to Handguns Clinic
Ammo Warehouse, 323 E Montpelier Rd, Barre, Vermont 05641 Women's Intro to Handguns offered by female Certified NRA Pistol Instructor.Includes Classroom to learn the different type of handguns + their actions, loading, unloading, cleaning, storage, safety, shooting fundamentals, range safety rules, shooting of handguns of different calibers.. Sign up required!! Email to Sales@vtammowarehouse.com or private message instructor $ 75 https://www.facebook.com/events/261277691230795/

January 23 - Leadership, Innovation and Breaking the Spirit of Silence
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Location: Trader Dukes Hotel, South Burlington, Price: $35 for PMI members, $45 for non members,
WHERE TO REGISTER: www.PMICV.org.  If you've never attended an in-person Elemental Edge workshop, now may just be the perfect time to do so! I hope to see you there on the 23rd. www.Elementaledgetraining.com

January 26-27, 2019 - Survival Weekend for Women
Classes will be in Monkton, VT and taught by Jessie Krebs, a former U.S. Air Force SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape), a training instructor from the old-school days when instructors were simply called “Survival Instructors”. In addition to being the founder & head instructor of SERE Training School's SERE-oriented survival training programs for both civilians and outdoor professionals, Jessie is highly sought after as a technical consultant and on-screen survival expert for a number of international survival shows, including Science Channel's Hacking The Wild, Fox's Kicking & Screaming, and National Geographic's Mygrations, where Jessie became one of only a handful of modern human beings ever to complete a primitive crossing of hundreds of miles of Tanzanian Serengeti on foot. Classes include: Survive and Thrive, All About Water, Emergency Shelters and Map and Compass Basics. https://www.outdoorswoman.org/womens-events.html

February 2, Winter Fire Making
Come out to Roots for the day and bring your fire skills to a new level! We will cover basics of building and maintaining a good hot fire in the snowy winter conditions and learn which trees to select for our fuel. We will then carve our own bow drill kits and put them to use to create fire from friction! https://rootsvt.com/adult/winter-fire-making

February 3, 2019, Women's Intro to Handguns Clinic
Ammo Warehouse, 323 E Montpelier Rd, Barre, Vermont 05641 Women's Intro to Handguns offered by female Certified NRA Pistol Instructor.Includes Classroom to learn the different type of handguns + their actions, loading, unloading, cleaning, storage, safety, shooting fundamentals, range safety rules, shooting of handguns of different calibers.. Sign up required!! Email to Sales@vtammowarehouse.com or private message instructor $ 75 https://www.facebook.com/events/261277691230795/

February 15, 2019 Ice Diving Course
Hosted by Waterfront Diving Center, 6 PM - This course will teach you the skills necessary to dive safely in the unique and beautiful environment under the ice. This class is a three-day introduction to safely diving under the frozen water. The Schedule is: Classroom February 15th 6:00-10:00pm, Diving February 23rd & 24th 9:00am-4:00pm. Learn more: http://www.waterfrontdiving.com/iceDiving.shtml

February 23, 2019, Moving Up on Ice Workshop
Take your range of mountain skills to a new level. Ice climbing is an amazing Northeastern winter experience--and integrating ice climbing skills into your climbing kit opens up a host of interesting alpine objectives. Whether you're looking to explore the Northeast's ample ice objectives or considering taking your existing mountain skills to places like Mount Baker's North Ridge, Peruvian gems such as Alpamayo, or Alaskan objectives in the Ruth Gorge, this workshop will be a valuable tool in moving forward—and upward! The small-group, customized nature of this workshop will also allow time for participants to direct the learning toward other skills of interest. The Northeast is a mecca for ice climbing and you'll come to love the winter even more once you've discovered the challenges and joys of the vertical ice world. https://www.adventurespiritguides.com/alpine/moving-up-on-ice-workshops/

February 24, 2019, Women's Intro to Handguns Clinic
Ammo Warehouse, 323 E Montpelier Rd, Barre, Vermont 05641 Women's Intro to Handguns offered by female Certified NRA Pistol Instructor.Includes Classroom to learn the different type of handguns + their actions, loading, unloading, cleaning, storage, safety, shooting fundamentals, range safety rules, shooting of handguns of different calibers.. Sign up required!! Email to Sales@vtammowarehouse.com or private message instructor $ 75 https://www.facebook.com/events/261277691230795/

March 9 - 14, 2019, Bow and Arrow Making
Join Roots School for Bow Building and Arrow Making. These courses can be taken separately or together. Spend 6 days out at Roots and leave with a set of primitive hunting gear. Offering these classes together provides the opportunity for students to fully submerge themselves in the skills for 6 days straight. Check out the class descriptions of these three courses for more information. https://rootsvt.com/adults/bows-arrows-and-flint-knapping

March 23, Instructor Training Course Offered for Hunter Ed.
The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering a New Instructor Training Course for people interested in volunteering to teach Hunter Education courses in Vermont. The training will take place Saturday, March 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Vermont Fish & Wildlife office, 111 West Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452. Policies and procedures, field techniques and teaching methods will be covered to give instructors the tools to teach future hunters how to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Applicants are required to pass a background check with a Vermont State Game Warden and apprentice-teach with a chief instructor before they will receive their full State of Vermont Hunter Education Instructor certification. Those planning to attend should sign up online at https://tinyurl.com/InstructorTraining2019  or call 802-828-1193 prior to the course date. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Requests should be made as early as possible. Please call the office staff at 802-828-1193 (voice) or 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).

March 29 to April 14, Basic USCG Captain's License Course
If you have thought about securing a captain's license, but found it either too far to drive or required too many days off work, we have arranged to have Sea Tech Marine Training conduct a USCG approved training course at our facility here at the Anchorage in South Hero, VT. There course will run from March 29 to April 14. The course fee for this will be between $500 and $600 per person, depending on the number enrolled and includes all materials and supplies. Registration requires a $100 deposit, with balances due the day class starts. If you have an interest in becoming a USCG licensed Captain, now may be a perfect opportunity to do so.
If you have questions, call or email Sea Tech. You can call toll free day or night at 877-883-9366, or email to info@seatechmarinetraining.com . If you wish to text, send to 716-803-9372. Be sure to check out their website at www.seatechmarinetraining.com.

March 30, 2019, Herbal Medicine: Oil and Water; salves, balms, teas and hydrosols
Oil based herbal preperations come in many forms and often soothe and heal the skin or prevent future injury. Living in the north many of us need to protect our skin with balms from cold winds and dry air to prevent cracked skin. Salves soften and soothe the skin and provide a topical healing application to irritation, inflammation and injury. Through the use of oils infused with herbs and beeswax we can easily make these simple but potent medicines at home. We will be making a lip balm and a general healing salve. https://rootsvt.com/herbal-medicine-oil-and-water-salves-balms-teas-and-hydrosols

April 6 - 7, 2019, SOLO Wilderness First Aid
9 AM – 5 PM, GMC Visitor Center, Waterbury Center. Sign up early—this course fills fast! This sixteen-hour, hands-on course will prepare you for backcountry medical emergencies. Its focus is on the prevention, recognition, and treatment of injuries and illnesses. Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification or Wilderness First Responder (WFR) recertification is provided upon completion. Instructor: SOLO, Limit: 24, Fee: $190 Non-member, $170 GMC Member. WFR recertification and/or CPR available (additional fees apply). Age Limit: 14 and up. Please register at least two weeks in advance. https://www.greenmountainclub.org/education/workshops/solo-wfa-april-2019-workshop-registration/

April 13 - 14, 2019, White Tail Projects
The White Tailed Deer is the most commonly hunted ungulate in North America. Like all the mammals we eat, it has many fantastic materials sources beyond the meat and tanned hide. In this course we will dive into those most useful resources that can be taken from deer and other mammals. We will process bones and antler, working on projects such as knives, awls, fish hooks, and more. We will get into raw hide projects, learning how simple it is to turn a fresh skin into raw hide, as well as how to shape containers with this mold-able yet durable material. We will look at sinew processing and use, as well as produce some hide glue. This is an awesome class for anyone who is looking to learn how to get the most from and animals they have raised, hunted, or scavenged. https://rootsvt.com/adult/white-tail-projects

April 23rd and 24th, NOLS Risk Management Training
Charlestown, Massachusetts. Step forward in the industry by actively managing the risks to you and your team, or to your organization. Risk management planning is critical for any outdoor enthusiast or any organization taking people into remote environments, whether close to home or across the globe. Learn through experiential, classroom trainings how to identify hazards and manage risk in the outdoors, how to build a comprehensive risk management plan for your program, or let us design a custom training to meet your needs. https://www.nols.edu/en/about/risk-services/training-courses/

May 17 - 19, 2019, Hide Tanning
For most of the Homo sapiens timeline on earth, humans have been transforming the skins of animals to meet a wide variety of material needs. One such need is to provide one of the most basic levels of shelter: clothing. These days the skills of leather-making remain a mystery for most people, regardless of how often we depend upon it. In this 3-day workshop you will learn how to transform a fresh deer hide into soft, luxuriant buckskin. Discover skin from a whole new perspective as you bring the hide through its various states. We will be focusing on the wet-scrape method, taking participants step-by-step through the sequence of this ancient process. This workshop is an experiential event where participants learn by doing. Lecture content includes the details of each stage of the wet-scrape process, as well as what to make with the rest of the animal, such as the bone tools, tallow from fat, cordage, glue from hide scraps, and binding material from sinew. https://rootsvt.com/adults/hide-tanning

May 17-27, 2019, Become a Maine White Water Raft Guide with North Country Rivers
Becoming a "Registered Maine Whitewater Rafting Guide" is a challenging, rewarding, and time-honored profession! Imagine running some of the most challenging whitewater in America, meeting new people, and experiencing the unmatched beauty of Maine! When you become a Registered Maine Rafting Guide all this will be yours - and North Country Rivers can get you there! https://www.northcountryrivers.com/maine-rafting-guide-training-course.htm

 

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