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Deer Hunter Education Course (101)

Deer Hunter Education Course

Course run by SSAA Victoria in conjunction with GMA.

 

The course comprises a classroom theory session immediately followed by a practical shoot on the range.

The Game Management Authority (GMA) enforcement officers discuss legislation, where you can lawfully hunt and answer participant questions of a legal nature.

Expert SSAA Victoria instructors with decades of deer hunting experience will guide you through the “how to” of deer hunting and will significantly shorten the learning curve for new hunters.

Plenty of practical tips on the things you need to do to be a consistently successful deer hunter.

The course is also designed to give shooters a better understanding of their firearm and covers fundamental skills such as sighting-in a rifle (which is essential before hunting).

 

Topics covered in the Deer Hunter Education Course include:

  • Legislation
  • Safety Considerations
  • Where can I hunt?
  • Hunting Techniques and Equipment
  • Choosing an appropriate area to hunt
  • General hunting principles
  • Understanding deer behaviour and deer sign
  • Choosing a firearm
  • Shot placement
  • Follow up after the shot
  • Sighting-in rifles for hunting
  • Field shooting positions
  • Practical shooting session

Bookings

 
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Upcoming Classes - All Locations

Name Location Range Practical Date Time Available Spaces Cost
Deer Hunter Course Little River 11 May 2024 08:45 am - 04:00 pm 0 $220.00
Deer Hunter Course Little River 29 June 2024 08:45 am - 04:00 pm 15 $220.00

Upcoming Classes - Metropolitan

Name Location Range Practical Date Time Available Spaces Cost
Deer Hunter Course Little River 11 May 2024 08:45 am - 04:00 pm 0 $220.00
Deer Hunter Course Little River 29 June 2024 08:45 am - 04:00 pm 15 $220.00

Upcoming Classes - RegioNAL

Name Location Range Practical Date Time Available Spaces Cost

 

Safety requirements:

  • Participants must wear enclosed footwear during the practical session and no singlets or skirts.
  • We will provide earplugs (these are mandatory during the range shoot) but we recommend you bring along your earmuffs.
  • All junior participants (under 18 years) will require eye protection, which can be provided by us if needed.

 

Course attendance:

  • Please provide your full name, as it appears on your firearm licence when registering for the course.
  • Participants must show their firearm licence on the day.
  • Participants must bring their own centrefire rifles with at least 40 rounds of ammunition.
  • Cancellation (refund or reschedule): If you are unable to attend the course you have booked, you must notify the Training Department two (2) days before your booked session to obtain a refund or to reschedule. (All refunds will incur a $10 administration fee).
  • Juniors (aged 12 to 17) are welcome to attend. It is preferable that a parent or guardian is also an enrolled participant in the course. It’s a great opportunity for parents to help their kids get involved with the shunting sport. Provision can be made for juniors to complete the course without an adult present.

 

Cost:

SSAA members receive a discount on the course fee as another membership benefit (ammunition and targets are covered in the cost).

  • Adults:                                  $190 SSAA member*  /  $220 non-member
  • Juniors:                                  $160 SSAA member /  $160 non-member

* If you are a new member, and have yet to be allocated a SSAA membership number, please contact State Office to receive a discount code (upon confirmation of membership with our National office).