Sitka Gear is generously sponsoring this course through a Sitka Gear Ecosystem Grant! The grant support includes financial aid for students in need as well as clothing layers from Sitka donated to each student.
The Backcountry Skills for the Aspiring Hunter course delivers all of the skills and theory necessary to pursue big game animals like elk and deer in wild public spaces. Over the course of this 10-day expedition, students will learn about wildlife habits and behavior, explore hunting strategies for big game, and learn valuable skills related to backcountry hunting logistics. The BSAH course aims to give, aspiring hunters all the tools they will need to plan, prepare for and execute successful hunts in remote settings. NOTE: This course does not involve active hunting or weapon use, only education and theory. Course curricula will involve using both traditional navigation and GPS map technology; learning and practicing Leave No Trace Principles©; traveling and camping in areas with abundant wildlife; and learning about wildlife tracks, scat, calls and behaviors. Hunting regulations and field care of game will also be covered. For more information about MWS core curriculum and expedition progression see Expedition Life.