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March 22, 2001, 06:34 PM
I've been told to hunt in Colorado you have had to taken a hunters safety course regardless of how long you've been hunting. Is this true?



March 22, 2001, 07:03 PM
that is correct.you will need to have proof of a hunters safty course.

i had the same feelings that you did but the course i took was fun and imformative.there was some good infor on surviving the cold and not what to do when your lost.

March 22, 2001, 08:54 PM
Not true.

Anyone born after 1/1/49 has to have a hunter's safety card.

Steven Mace
March 22, 2001, 09:34 PM
Actually, anyone born on or after January 1, 1949 must complete a Hunter's Safety Course to hunt in Colorado. You can visit http://wildlife.state.co.us/hunt/HunterEducation/HunterEdReqs.htm to read more about the requirements. Hope this helps!

Steve Mace

March 23, 2001, 07:38 PM
hunter's safety also counts towards citizen's right to carry training course.

March 25, 2001, 02:40 PM
Thanks guys. I quess since I was born in 46 I don't need the course.


March 28, 2001, 07:28 PM
Well... I, too, `qualify' for the `exemption' from the Hunter Safety Course' *but* I still went out and went through it. Reasoning? Mainly the `more ammo' factor than anything else. Being able to `show' that I had taken the time to go and do it usually is enough to `shut down' the various `squawks' and other `rude noises' that un-informed `bliss ninnies' tend to emit when they `discover?' that I hunt and also like to `carry'. On top of that I discovered that both my `regular?' insurance and my `health?' insurance actually would give me a `discount' on my premiums for having taken the course! (Not every insurance company does this and even the ones that do tend to `hide' the fact that they do unless you actually take the time to ask and press the issue. Fortunately, for me, my insurance agent also happens to be a `gun nut' and pointed it out to me that I could get a `discount'. They, the insurance companies, would rather `dwell' upon their Driver's Ed `discounts' and the like rather than admit that they may or may not have one for something as `un PC' as Hunter's Safety Education!)