I shot my first deer before I was ten. been hunting ever since. I have hunted through out the panhandle of Alaska to the desolate remote parts of the brooks range, now I will have to take a hunter safty class before I can hunt in washington? Hunting for over thirty years. Looking around at this point I will have to skip out this year. Skipped all together last year due to time of work and the comeing of my twins, this year will be out becuase big-brother washington doesn't trust me in the woods. (though I can grab my rifle and go for a hike any time I want, just cant kill anything.):huh::huh::huh: I will never understand the crap one has to go through here. If any one knows better or has a idea, please inform this washington newbie, so that I might salvage some hunting this year. Thank you, ANd thank for letting me rant.