Friday, October 25, 2013

Joining the ranks

There are few things more memorable in a young boy's life than spending time with his dad... just the two of them.   It affords time to talk, and laugh, and learn a bit more about each other.

Dan has been looking forward to hunting with his dad {and brothers too}.  The rituals of bundling up in layers of warm clothes,  trekking out into the cold darkness to wait for the dawn, quietly sitting and observing all the sights and sounds around, and being a part of the stories that are told once back at home.

But before all that can happen, there is Hunter Safety Education class.  
It is a grueling two full days of in-depth study of firearms, how they work, and how to handle them safely.
The first day is all book work.  The information is extensive, but essential for safe hunting.

The next day there is a comprehensive written test

followed by time in the field, handling the firearms, and putting into practice all that has been learned.  Passing the course requires passing both the exam and the field work. 

Recently Dan had special time with his dad as they attended the class.  It was also a time of discipleship as the two of them talked about the things of life {God, guns, growing up, etc.}

This is Dan's first memorable "hunting" event with his dad.  I know there will be many more.

This certifies that Daniel has successfully completed 
Hunter Safety Education in the state of Washington.
October 2013

1 comment:

  1. Yay!!!! Congratulations to dan for passing the exam! I got to a little bit about it from him personally.. Sounds like he's prepared for years and years of hunting!


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