HUNTER TRAINING IN THE WILDEST EASTERN BORDER IN THE WORLD – Hunter trainees are trained in the wild for the first time in the UK and New Zealand, where the country’s highest-profile hunts are based.
The International Hunters Association (IHRA) said the first-of-its-kind hunting training programme is being held in the US at the Bakersfield Safari Park in California and the United Kingdom’s Isle of Wight is the first to host a training program.
The programme is open to hunters aged 18 or over and runs from November, with more than 500 hunters invited to take part.
The IHRA has set up a website for hunters to register their interest and train with a guide and trainer.
Hunters and their families will be able to visit the Boneyard in southern California to view the world-famous salt marsh and take part in a hunter experience.
It’s a place where people come to take the hunter out on his or her first hunt, where hunters have to be able walk up a steep, rocky trail to see the salt marsh, where they can practice shooting and learn skills like camping, gun handling, hunting in the bush and how to use a rifle.
“It’s a big part of the experience that hunters have,” IHSA chief executive Paul Hunt said.
It makes the hunter feel very close to his or herself.” “
The hunting experience can last up to a week, which is really good.
It makes the hunter feel very close to his or herself.”
Hunt said the training will help to prepare hunters for a lifetime of hunting.
“We want people to get on with their life, and get a job, start a family and have a good time,” Hunt said on the IHAA website.
“Hunters need to know how to be a hunter, know the rules, be able hunt properly, know how a gun works and how they can use a gun.”
Hunt also wants hunters to feel comfortable with the idea of being out in the desert, where there are no laws or regulations.
“Most people don’t realise that it’s illegal to kill wildlife and it’s really important for hunters, because we’re out there in the heat of the day, in the sun and there are things that you can’t do,” Hunt told the ABC.
“People are very concerned about their own safety, they don’t want to be hurt.”
The Bakersfields Safari Park has seen its population increase by about 20 per cent since the reintroduction of the white-tailed deer, the countrys oldest species.
IHARSA has worked closely with the Bakesfield Safari to secure the site’s conservation status.
Hunt said it was a good place to start.
“Bakersfield is a great place to be, and it is a good location for the reintroduced deer, because it is close to a city centre,” Hunt added.
“In a few years’ time, we’ll be seeing a lot more people out in these desert areas, which will help make the sport a lot safer.”
IHAB has a programme of events that offer the opportunity to spend a few hours with hunters and their guide and their equipment and also to train for other sports.
IHB is working with local businesses and community groups to help the Bakerfield Safari develop a sustainable tourism strategy and the Bainsfield Road, where Hunt said hunters can relax and explore.
The organisation is working to encourage more people to take up hunting, with a target to get 1 million hunters to join its ranks by 2025.
IHRA said it had developed the Baresland Hunter Program, which provides a range of skills and resources to train and support hunters who have not yet been able to go on a hunt.
“There are some things you just can’t get done with a rifle,” Hunt explained.
“IHARRA is looking to help people get into the sport of hunting, so they can start a life as a hunter and have that life experience, which helps them to understand what it’s like to hunt in the harshest conditions.”