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Who else has a CO bow hunter card
Applying for Alaska and have to enter my Bowhunter education card number . And it made me wonder how many have one from CO. I remember taking it when I was like12-14. There was talk about making it mandatory but it never took off.
I do - for the same reason you're applying in Alaska
I can remember taking the class in like ‘92
Yep, did it, just like Hunter ED, even though I did not have to because of birth date.
I have a reissued hardcopy from Pa. I originally took the course in the mid 70's and had the card reissued around 2008ish.
I took the course in Minnesota in the 90s.
I have mine - took the class from fantastic teachers - Dennis and Dave!
I have one and use to also help teach the classes.
Yep. Took the course when first available in CO.
i and my grandson have one, thought it was a good Idea.
Yes, sure do., so I don't need a fire drill to hunt a state that requires it. Took mine from Dennis and Dave too, and was flattered that they asked me to teach part of the class.
Got one same time my son took the course. He needed it for Nebraska, and I figured it would be good to also get one just in case.
Me too, took a long time ago!
Yes, took it when they first started doing them here in Colorado. Kurt Keskimaki (sp) was one of the instructors.
My daughter wanted to so we did it together about 14 years ago now
My dad and I took it when it was first available . Our instructors were Ted Grover and I Think Mike Cone.
Yes back when it was first offered Dennis Hanson Dave culter
I do. Another Dennis and Dave graduate!
Not one from Co. Mine is from Alaska when I lived there.
Took it with my boys probably 20 years ago, Kurt Keskamaki and Dave Meineke we’re the instructors .
Pretty sure I took it with Rock at Bob's Archery. Maybe 1998 or so.
Took it with Dave and Dennis when I went to Alaska to hunt with Big Dan years ago.
I do, Took it with Don Biesecker and Mitch Arnold. Then decided to become a Hunter ED instructor and got my Bow Hunter Ed instructor certification.
As others have said I didn't want to have a rodeo on my hands if I ever went to Alaska or Canada.
Umm is that a requirement? Have one for Nebraska
I don't. Took the instructor course while at a Church camp hunt in Nebraska but had to bail out for a work trip before completing.
Haven't done a restricted weapon hunt in AK, only deer on Kodiak but getting a card is on my to-do list.
No I just wondered if many guys in Co had taken it. Like I said when it first became available there was talk about making it mandatory, but then it just died out. I hadn’t heard about it for years so I was curious if many had it.
This was just a fun pointless topic
I’m sure the original takers have low numbers like my dads and mine, and I know they weren’t given out in order. Ours are essentially 3-0s and 3-digits.
My next question is how high up are they now?
Took it back in the 90’s. Was required to hunt Fort Carson and Pinyon Canyon. Looking at my card, it was issued 6/10/1995 and my number is BOW017440. It’s a reissue so not sure what my original number was or if it was the same.
Was fun teaching it….got certified as an instructor by Tink Nathan and Bill Wadsworth over in Grand Junction, CO. Was 1976. Taught from then until I “retired” after 30 yrs of Hunter Ed and Bowhunter Ed instruction in 2006. Glad to see a few even remember taking the course!
My boys and I are Dennis and Dave grads! Used to need one for youth turkey hunts in NE.
Took mine in 1968 in Penna. Was one of the first in the Commonwealth to get it. Still have it. Also, took it with my kids. Like Lou said, I was also asked to do the archery part. I started it off by hanging from the rafters in a full body harness. Man, the look on their faces. But it got the point across.
I have it.. needed it for Ak in 2009