Hunting Immersion Program
One of the biggest challenges for the beginning hunter is the overwhelming array of obstacles in the form of important ethics, regulations, hunting-tool proficiency, identifying good hunting habitat, effective hunting techniques and the entire process of bringing an animal out of the woods and processing it into food for your family
Join master hunter Tom Prang for a course on the practice, ethics and regulations of subsistence hunting. This program takes place over a series of evenings and weekend.
Ethics and Regulations
Learn how to respect state game regulations in regard to locations, hunting tags and ordinance. This course thoroughly covers these topics while also correlating them with an exploration of hunting ethics that focus on progressively sustainable and humane harvest.
Learn to choose and cultivate different hunting sites for different game. Setting up blinds, stalking techniques and all the points necessary for closing the gap between hunter and prey. Develop practical sign tracking skills and trailing capacity for large game and assessment of habitat for a variety of animals.
Finally we address packing out, butchering and processing of game insisting that every possible part of the animal is utilized in a respectful manner.
Firearm Safety and Skills
While we cover pragmatic skills for hunting applicable to any tool or weapon, we focus on firearms for beginners to insure early success and more humane and expedient dispatch of animals. We provide basic rifles to learn hands-on rifle safety and maintenance. Participants are strongly encouraged during the course of the program to come equipped with their own rifle so safety, maintenance and targeting are customized to their individual gun.
Space is limited, register soon
Hunting Immersion Program
September 18, 2013 6-9pm
Class orientation, hunting basics, regulations, ethics, gear basics
September 20-22, 2013 Friday at 7:30pm-Sunday 4pm
Sign tracking and movement of large game, Target Practice with 22's, How to choose and purchase gear, ammunition
September 25, 2013 6-9pm
Setting up your hunt, choosing a site, preserve hunting vs. public or private lands logistics
September 27-29, 2013 Friday at 7:30pm-Sunday 4pm
Sight-in your own gun and target practice; gun maintenance; packing out, butchering, packing and processing game
October 2, 2013 6-9pm
Hunt Preparation and logistics; class closing
Option 1 Pay in full at $798
Option 2 Pay a non-refundable 50% deposit of a slightly hire tuition of $898. Remainder is due 3-weeks prior to the program start date.
Full Payment with discount Hunting Immersion Fall 2013 Tuition $798
50% Deposit Hunting Immersion Fall 2013 Tuition $449
Tom Prang has lived as a subsistence hunter, fisher, gleaner and trapper for nearly 30 years. He is a Master Hunter certified by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Tom is also an experienced educator in the natural sciences, blending his academic backgrounds in archaeology and education with a diverse work history, including backcountry guide, wild-land firefighter, naturalist, researcher, park ranger, flint knapper, bear monitor and field archaeologist. Using both prehistoric and modern technology, Tom works with materials such as jade, mammoth ivory, bone, slate, wood, shell, fur, antler, and chalcedony to create museum-quality replicas for educational programs.
M.S. Curriculum/Instruction, Southern Illinois University, 1996
B.A. Anthropology, SIU, 1992
Northwestern University Archaeology Field School, Evanston, IL, 1988
In Regards to Bow Hunting
Since our focus is subsistence hunting for beginners and learning to dispatch the animal as quickly and humanely as possible, we are not initially offering a bow hunting program. Such a course is a possibility for a later date.
This course is a thorough immersion on how to hunt and not necessarily a fully guided expedition. Participants are responsible for acquiring their own license and tags, adhering to all relevant state regulations.