If you love hunting and would love to teach a friend or loved one all you know about hunting, you might find that you’re both excited and nervous about this experience. But if you’re able to teach your friend effectively, you could help them develop a passion for something that you feel passionately about, too.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three tips for sharing your knowledge of hunting with a friend.
Share More Than Just The Logistics Of Hunting
While it’s vital that you teach your friend the logistics of hunting so that they know what to do and how to use all the necessary gear, Frank Miniter, a contributor to GameAndFishMag.com, shares that you should also be sure to teach them the more nuanced parts of hunting, too.
Some of the soft skills that you can learn from hunting are things like self reliance, responsibility, self esteem, conservation, and much more. So as you think about how you’ll teach your friend the basics of how to hunt, make sure you take some time showing them how hunting can have a positive impact on their rest of their life too, not just with the time they spend out in the wild.
Consider Teaching A Hunter’s Education Course
Sometimes, learning something so expansive as all the ins and outs of hunting can be very intimidating. And because it can take a long time to get a good knowledge base, the editors of Outdoor Life share that you may want to consider teaching a hunter’s education course for a group of people in addition to the one friend that you’re wanting to share your knowledge with.
By choosing to teach a hunter’s education course, you’ll be able to share everything you know about hunting with a whole new generation of hunters and give your friend a more formal education so that things like getting a hunting license and certain certifications will be much easier for them.
Get Them The Right Gear
Getting all the gear necessary for hunting can be very expensive. So if you’re teaching a friend how to hunt and are unsure if they’ll want to invest in all the gear upfront, you’ll still need to make sure that they have the right gear to have a safe and positive experience.
To do this, New Hampshire Fish and Game recommends that you share your gear with them at first. While they can get their own hunting clothes and personal accessories, sharing the bigger items with you likely makes more sense at the beginning of their learning experience.
If you’re wanting to teach a friend or multiple friends how to hunt with you, consider using the tips mentioned above to make the most of this experience.