There is a huge pent up demand right now. NRP is standing up new hunter/firearms safety instructor teams. I just finished my instrctor certification. Will see if I can find out about any field day openings.
When you signed up for the traditional , in- person class , it inherently included the Entire Class . Took some upfront determination and commitment , but that all that hard to do , unless you waited for mid November . ( As long as you work/ live a M-F 9-5 lifestyle , but that's a separate gripe .)
Sorta on line has unlimited ability to take the on line " classroom " , but not enough slots for Field Day for 10% of on line students .
Glad to hear it. I was gonna suggest that but was beaten to the punch. I did the same thing. I've been hunting almost 50 years(has it really been that long???) and really saw no point in going through the class and field day just for a piece of paper.
Thanks for this advice. I've started the NRA Texas course as well. I hunted for many years earlier in my life in upstate NY, but my paper hunter safety cert that I carried for years didn't survive. So, this Texas online option works well for me.
My gf has the same issue , has hunted for years took the class and now can't get a field day. We will try the Texas route. Thank goodness my parents sent me through when I was like 8 or 10 , before all this madness