Each year, the Idaho Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers holds a Learn to Hunt program. This program is designed for new and inexperienced hunters to learn skills and information about hunting that go beyond the hunter’s safety program. Skills like hunting ethics, where to hunt, game identification, rifle selection and ballistic information, gear to use, shooting instruction, and a hands-on butchering demonstration.
The program consists of five classroom/range sessions and students who complete the program will be assisted by a hunting advisor to help them with their hunting experience. Classes will be held over the summer and into the early fall. Enrollment will be open from February 15th to May 15th.
The idea of this program is to help those interested in hunting who did not grow up in a hunting culture overcome the initial hurdles to become good ethical hunters and conservationists who understand the value of the resource and putting food on the table.
In 2024 Idaho BHA will have a program for the Boise area and another in North Idaho with classes taking place at Farragut State Park. Completion of hunter’s safety courses is a prerequisite for this program.
Idaho BHA requests a donation of $50 to attend the program, which includes an individual membership to Backcountry Hunters and Anglers ($35 value).