Dates  

 2019  May17-19   Class Is Full. Registration is closed for the May 17-19 class.

Curriculum Description

 

The JaegerWorks LLC curriculum is a practical based hunter education course designed to take the student through the entire process of the hunt.  This includes preparing for your hunt, to the skills and knowledge required for the actual hunt, to how to deal with and process your animal once you have harvested it. 

Hunt Preparation

Hunt preparation leads off with a discussion on ethics, what drives modern humans to hunt and what is Fair Chase in our age of technology. Other topics include natural history and biology of the animals being hunted. Additionally, wildlife legislation, wilderness survival and first aid will be covered.  No hunt preparation would be complete without discussion on firearms: the anatomy, function, safety and handling of a gun, along with ballistics and marksmanship. 

Hunt

The hunt portion of the Jaegerworks course is designed to take the student through the actual process of hunting game animals. Topics include: animal behavior, hunting techniques, recognizing and identifying various types of animal sign, shot selection, shot placement, tracking and recovering game, and bear safety. 

After The Hunt

This section is designed to teach the student to care for his or her animal once it has been harvested. Topics include: field dressing techniques; field care to prevent spoilage; preventing predator and scavenger loss, transporting game afield.  Additionally, butchering techniques, cuts of meat, processing cooking game are discussed. 

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What to expect

Classes

Classes run from Friday through Sunday.  Students can arrive anytime on Thursday afternoon.  Classes will be a minimum of six students and not exceed 10. Courses will consist of lecture, discussion and hands on exercises with 15 minutes breaks every 45-60 minutes. JW curriculum is geared toward teenagers and adults. It is the student’s responsibility to be on time and participate in class discussion and activities. JW instructors will not be responsible for student attendance. 

Friday and Saturday will consist of a full day starting at 8:00 a.m. and run until approximately 6:00 p.m.  Evenings can be spent reviewing the day’s material, exploring the property and neighboring forest lands, having solo time or hanging out in group discussions. 

Sunday will be run from 8:00- approximately 12:00 p.m. It will consist of final field exercise and a 175 question final exam. Students are required to get 80% to receive a passing score. Women are encouraged to sign up for this class. If there are enough women to hold a class, JW will conduct all female courses.

Meals Fri- Sun

Breakfast will be from 7:00-8:00 a.m. Lunch will be an hour from roughly 12:00-1:00 p.m.. Dinner will be from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Breakfast:  (three included) Fresh fruit, oatmeal, cold cereal, Greek yogurt

Lunch:  (three included) peanut butter, jelly, ham, cheese, tuna, whole wheat bread, milk, fresh fruit, chips

Dinner: (two included) spaghetti, lasagna, stew, enchiladas, etc.

Students will be responsible for their own special dietary needs and any additional snacks they wish to bring. Limited refrigeration will be available for special needs.  No alcohol is allowed on the premises.

Accommodations

Students can sleep in a 12’x16’ bunkhouse that holds four.  A wall tent is also available; that accommodates four.  Students can tent or car camp on the property.  On a limited basis, there may be extra space in the main lodge.  Women can request separate quarters.  There’s an outhouse for use by the bunkhouse and wall tent.  A full bathroom is available in the main lodge.  There is only one shower for student use.  Students can stagger morning or evening showers if desired; however, not everyone will be able to shower first thing in the morning.  There is a river about 15 minutes from the lodge for au natural bathing.

What to Bring 

Sleeping-bag, pillow, toiletries, towel/washcloth, snacks, supplies for taking notes. Tents and camping equipment if you wish to tent camp. 

What Not to Bring

Since there are No Live Fire exercises associated with this course, Please do not bring any guns.  Alcohol and recreational drugs are also not appropriate for this setting.  Students found with guns, alcohol or recreational drugs will be dismissed from the premises with no refund.

Location

Students are responsible for their own travel to and from the classroom/study site. JagerWorks is located in the Swan Valley off MT Hwy 83 about mid-way between Kalispell and Missoula. Drive time from Kalispell or Missoula is about 90 minutes. Directions will be provided after payment. 

Cost

$475.00 

Refund Policy

Students will not be issued refunds for cancellations. Students will be issued a class credit good for 12 month for cancellations  made 30 calendar days prior to the start of class. 

Jaegerworks LLC Missoula, MT 59801 Jaegerworks.edu@gmail.com  406-721-7257