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Old 09-19-2007, 06:51 AM   #1
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My brother-in-law (a lifelong Oregon resident) recently moved to Washington. He has a bit of property up there with plenty of wildlife, but said he won't be doing any hunting due to the fact that he would have to take a hunter's safety course with a bunch of 14 year olds.

Is that true? It just doesn't make sense to me.

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Old 09-19-2007, 07:16 AM   #2
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If he has taken a hunter saftey class in oregon there is a link on the odfw website to apply for lost cards, they have all the info on file and will send him a new one in the mail.Proof of any hunter ed card is all he needs.If he hasn't ever taken one then he will have to go to class with the 14 year olds.
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:21 AM   #3
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I'm not sure he took one in Oregon, either, but it would have been over 20 years ago. Would they still have that on file?
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:26 AM   #4
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There is an age cut off on the Requirement. You would have to search around WDFW's website to find it or call and ask about it. I had the same issue a few years ago when I moved up here but was old enough to avoid it, took a phone call ot WDFW to resolve though. Because there was no way I was going to be able to produce the certificate from years ago either.
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:56 AM   #5
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I'm not sure he took one in Oregon, either, but it would have been over 20 years ago. Would they still have that on file?
Yes - they were able to find mine from 1974! :shocked:

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Old 09-19-2007, 10:02 AM   #6
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My brother-in-law (a lifelong Oregon resident) recently moved to Washington. He has a bit of property up there with plenty of wildlife, but said he won't be doing any hunting due to the fact that he would have to take a hunter's safety course with a bunch of 14 year olds.

Is that true? It just doesn't make sense to me.
I'm not sure that he would be required to take the course but it doesn't sound like a reason to quit hunting even if he is. What's the problem with taking the course with a bunch of 14 year olds? I've sat through the course twice with kids in recent years to demonstrate how important I think the education is. In each instance, I had a good time and helped the kids "Get It'.

Maybe he could look at it from that angle? Leading by example is a pretty good way to make a point.



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Old 09-19-2007, 11:54 AM   #7
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I, too, "sucked it up" and took a class with a "bunch of 14-year-olds." I don't see what the problem is--if he wants to hunt bad enough he'll take the class.
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:05 PM   #8
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If he was born before January 1, 1972, he won't need to take the course.
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:34 PM   #9
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He was born in '74, but hopefully ODFW can find his information.

I, personally, would not have a problem taking the class with the kids, but some people might. My brother-in-law being one of them, I guess.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:17 PM   #10
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I have a make up class scheduled for next week for anybody who needs to get a cert. Sept 24,25,26 class Test on 28 and field test on 29th. Hazeldell, Wa. Let me know if you need...
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