Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bass Pro Shops Free Classes (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
I was talking with one of my friends on DIY a few weeks ago and he mentioned how he is taking a major step in helping in keeping our sport alive by taking a young hunter on their first turkey hunt. He does this every year. I think that is awesome. A fellow blogger over at Base Camp Legends posted about taking a young family friend out bear hunting, too. Great story and encouraging, too. We really need to help out our youth in that way. If a child wants to try it out we should help them. What better way than to introduce them to some of the free classes at Bass Pro in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

December 30, 2009 - December 29, 2010
Kids Intro to Archery
Every Wednesday join members of our Archery Department in our 30 yard archery range to pass on the love of archery to your children. 7-8PM in our Archery Department.

December 29, 2009 - December 1, 2010
NEW - Hunter's Safety Education On-line courses
Bass Pro, in coordination with the California Dept of Fish and Game, offers the review/testing portions required by the on-line course to complete your certification to obtain your hunter education certificate.

Home study/ on-line class information is available by visiting and selecting the EDUCATION tab.

Upon completion of your on-line study, we offer classes as follows:

1st Wednesday of every month 5pm-9pm...please be very prompt.
1st Saturday of every month 12:30pm...course review and testing.
1st Sunday of every month 12:30pm...course review and testing.
3rd Saturday of every month 12:30pm...course review and testing.
3rd Sunday of every month 12:30pm...course review and testing.

There are also classes for us seasoned hunters and I'd be willing to bet that 90% of my fellow hunters have never taken a first aid class. I recommend each and every one take at least the free class. You never know when it can come into play.
Basic First Aid
Want to learn the basics of first aid? One of our Camping associates will teach you everything you need to know to stay safe on your next outdoor adventure. Experts recommend every hiker, hunter, fisherman & every vehicle should have a basic first aid kit.

This free class will take place the 3rd Saturday of every month at 2pm.
Please see any Camping associate for details.



If you want to share your love of archery with a child, you can get them started off right by helping them experience the sport through some of these free classes. You can also take them to the range or talk to a few of us DIY guys and we'll help out. We love to share information and see our young friends excel and if it's hunting they want to learn how to do I say we pool our resources. If anyone is interested in meeting up over at BP on one of those dates, let me know. I could use a refresher!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Al for the link. Its a real education for us oldsters to take youngsters out as we all of a sudder see things from their sight again. Things that we have started taking for granted and they are seeing for the first time and all excited about. We loved our time. I think Tom is going to take Zack next week end as Sue and I are tied up with prior committments.

    Liked your comments on First Aid also. My oldest son is a stickler for that and I'm glad he is as he's patched me up a couple times. The scars on my left hand and arm point to the fact I'm right handed with a knife, and unfortunatly not a careful enough one. Accidents can and will happen - we need to be prepared.