Here in Connecticut I needed the NRA 8+ hour class+test & range time for my
safety certificate. Then came the tons of paperwork, fingerprints
( which had to be redone 4 times) more paperwork, to finally obtain a temporary town issued permit. Then the temporary permit some more paperwork and
a trip to the CT State Police HQ to stand in long lines to finally get the CT pistol permit.. My elapsed time 5 months ( Aug to end of Dec 2012)
and not to mention a bunch of checks $$ for the town, and the State.
Firearms hunting permit ( for both son & I) two 9 hour days with a test, range time, with proof of competence (demos for the teachers) in safety and range & gun handling. about 100 people in the class
The Archery class was 9 hours , test, and proof of competence (demos for the teachers) in safety and range time & Bow handling. about 100 people in the class
After all of that ..
A trip to the town hall clerk, to buy the actual Connecticut 2012 & 2013 hunting & fishing licenses. and some checks $$ of course to the town
Between all the NRA & state classes we obtained a huge pile of printed info , books, and pamphlets of IMO valuable information .