We have a lot of fun at summer camp. Interwoven throughout all of the fun times are the important lessons about safety and responsibility in the outdoors.
Tara Wildlife was founded on the principles of conservation, good management, and a love of the outdoors. Through the learning experiences at our camp, we hope to instill these same values in our campers.
Hunter Education Class Content
The hunter education class at Tara consists of about 8 hours of classroom activities that cover many topics including responsible hunting techniques, conservation, population management, safety, trespassing, leave no trace, and more.
During the class, our campers will be taken through different scenarios they might encounter in the outdoors and asked to consider the possible results of their actions. Using charts, videos, role-playing, and discussion topics, campers learn about where and when to take a shot, issues pertaining to access to private property, and how to be safe in the outdoors.
Bobby also discusses conservation and population management, deer stand safety, ethical hunting practices, outdoor safety skills, navigation, and first aid.
Who Takes the Class?
Every youth attending camp at Tara attends the Mississippi Hunter Education Class and gets to take the final test. For those youth that are 10 years old or older and pass the test, they will be able to get their hunter education certification which is presented at the awards ceremony at the end of camp.
MDWFP will mail a hunter education card to each youth who has completed the course and passed the test. These usually arrive a few weeks after the test has been completed. The card is good for a lifetime and can be used in all states.
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