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Since 2016 The WTH Outdoor Group has hosted the unique Water'n Woods program. This program brings learning to life, delivering the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and Hunter's Education Course in a hands on learning environment. 4 action packed days of dynamic learning in real life field and survival scenarios. This delivery techniques increases retention and correlates the program criteria to real life.
Day 1: Canadian Firearms Safety Course.
Safety first as we head into a busy few days of live firing and handling of firearms. Although this day is mostly in a classroom setting there is lots of hands on action and movement as you have ample opportunity to handle the training aids in preparation for the written and practical tests.
Day 2: Range Day.
Well versed in safety we head to the ranges! The morning is spent live firing different caliber rifles and muzzleloaders. What a great way to learn range safety, and marksmanship skills like breathing, shooting positions, trigger control and more. The fun doesn't stop there, we travel to our second range to put our shot gun skills to the test. Shooting scenarios, waterfowl simulation and using our skills to follow those clays. The best way to reinforce classroom learning is to put them in real firing situations, under direct adult supervision.
Day 3: We start the day off early as we head to the water! Learn To Fish, water and boat safety are covered in a station rotation right on the shore of Shortts Lake. After lunch we head out on a 2-3km map and compass challenge to a designated survival area. There we test our abilities in shelter building, fire building, emergency signals and really enjoy the camp life as we prepare our meals over an open fire. What you pack in on your back is what you will live off of for this overnight. We do our best to simulate a survival situation. And of course we play our traditional game of Mantracker!
Day 4: We will rise in the woods to a campfire breakfast, which will give us energy as we spend the rest of the day developing our Field Techniques through a station rotation. Tree Stand Safety, Bear bait site development, blood trailing, shot placement, ATV safety and field dressing wrap up the HE criteria. We end the day by writing our Hunter's Education test and graduation.