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    • Clay Hayes
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      I saw on the Compton Traditional bowhunters website that one of thier goals was to develop an educational program to introduce newcomers to traditional archery. Does anyone know the status of this?

      I’m putting on a free workshop, through IDFG, on the 27th that is going to be something along the lines of an intro to trad archery/bowhunting and was just looking around for a potential model for work off of. Suggestions?

      ch

    • David Petersen
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      Clay — You do things your own way, and you do them exceptionally well. I suggest that you construct an appealing program, not just for kids but anyone who wants in, so that it can become the model for others. This will also benefit your writing, filming, etc. When I taught college I was pioneering classes they hadn’t had there before, so every night I had to sit down and work up a lesson plan for the next day. I guarantee you I learned far more than any of my students (which, being a Rocky Mtn. ski school, sadly didn’t take much). I would concentrate on values and the lifetime joy and satisfaction available from embracing those values–the value of the deep pre-historical tradition of the stickbow and wood arrow, the value of minimalism and doing more with less, the value of doing for yourself rather than just being a consumer, the value of working with your hands to make as much of your own gear as possible, the value of learning about and coming to love and fight to protect the animals we love to hunt and the places they must have to live, the value of woodsmanship (especially woodsmanship) and so on. Thanks for doing this and I hope you have a strong turnout.

    • Stephen Graf
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      The North Carolina Bowhunters Association has started a program similar to what you are talking about. It’s not strictly traditional (nothings perfect), but it may have some components you can use.

      Check out the website, and if you are interested, I can send you copies of the forms we use, which may give you some curriculum ideas, and indemnity statements, etc…

      http://www.ncbowhunter.com/becoming-a-bowhunter-nc.html

      The point is to take someone who is interested in bowhunting through the process to killing a deer, field dressing it, and delivering it to a butcher (or process it themselves).

    • Wolfshead
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      I am a physical education teacher by trade and one of the units we teach is archery.

      We were trained through the NASP program a few years ago.

      If you go to their site http://www.nasparchery.com/activea.asp

      And go to the instructors resources it has a PDF that show lessons and such.

      Not saying that is what you should do but it can give you some insight into what others are doing and you can pick and choose if you like.

      Hope this helps

    • Col Mike
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      David Petersen wrote: Clay — You do things your own way, and you do them exceptionally well. I suggest that you construct an appealing program, not just for kids but anyone who wants in, so that it can become the model for others. This will also benefit your writing, filming, etc. When I taught college I was pioneering classes they hadn’t had there before, so every night I had to sit down and work up a lesson plan for the next day. I guarantee you I learned far more than any of my students (which, being a Rocky Mtn. ski school, sadly didn’t take much). I would concentrate on values and the lifetime joy and satisfaction available from embracing those values–the value of the deep pre-historical tradition of the stickbow and wood arrow, the value of minimalism and doing more with less, the value of doing for yourself rather than just being a consumer, the value of working with your hands to make as much of your own gear as possible, the value of learning about and coming to love and fight to protect the animals we love to hunt and the places they must have to live, the value of woodsmanship (especially woodsmanship) and so on. Thanks for doing this and I hope you have a strong turnout.

      He does say it well:lol:

    • David Coulter
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      Clay,

      I have watched a few of your videos and read some of your comments on this site. I think you’re making a better leader than a follower. I’m sure you have more to offer already than can be packed into that sort of class.

      Keep the good stuff coming. dwc

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