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  • GlockLady

    Junior Member
    Sep 12, 2018
    20
    Lewes DE
    Is there somewhere to get on a waiting list? My husband took the online course and is trying sign up for the field day part of the course but there are never any openings!!!

    Thanks for any help.......
     

    Blkhawk870

    Member
    Nov 15, 2014
    263
    Baltimore County
    A friend was having a similar issue and ended up taking the Texas online safety course that doesn't require a field portion. He used that to get his license.

    It may be worth looking into if he can't find an appointment in Maryland.
     

    tjiann

    Member
    MDS Supporter
    Jan 15, 2022
    172
    AACo
    I've had the same issue.
     

    SummitCnty

    Active Member
    Jan 26, 2013
    1,893
    Frederick County
    If you are over 18 Texas does not require the field day.

    If you want to get on a list you almost have to check it every couple days. They fill up very fast.
     

    Doctor_M

    Certified Mad Scientist
    MDS Supporter
    Feb 28, 2013
    19,205
    The People's Republic of Maryland
    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.
     

    Biggfoot44

    Active Member
    Aug 2, 2009
    24,411
    Switching to largely online vs in person Hunter Safety classes had the unintended consequences of making a Maryland Issued H.S. Card harder , not easier .
     

    Inigoes

    Head'n for the hills
    MDS Supporter
    Dec 21, 2008
    44,534
    SoMD / West PA
    Switching to largely online vs in person Hunter Safety classes had the unintended consequences of making a Maryland Issued H.S. Card harder , not easier .

    There is room in the traditional classes.
     

    Biggfoot44

    Active Member
    Aug 2, 2009
    24,411
    That was related to my point .

    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 .
     

    Inigoes

    Head'n for the hills
    MDS Supporter
    Dec 21, 2008
    44,534
    SoMD / West PA
    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 .

    What is happening:

    Candidates are reserving their seat in a field day.

    Instead of waiting for what they signed up for, they continue looking for more convenient field days, or sooner field days.

    After they are successful in completing said field day, they never free up the reserved seat from the first field day.

    So 1 person has taken up at least 2 spots. The number of wasted seats goes up when you start counting family members, and/or various friends.
     

    outrider58

    Who asked ya?
    MDS Supporter
    Jul 29, 2014
    36,986
    Thanks for all the help. He took the Texas course online and got his certificate!!!

    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.
     

    tjiann

    Member
    MDS Supporter
    Jan 15, 2022
    172
    AACo
    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.
     

    Ray Savage

    Junior Member
    Nov 29, 2021
    63
    A friend was having a similar issue and ended up taking the Texas online safety course that doesn't require a field portion. He used that to get his license.

    It may be worth looking into if he can't find an appointment in Maryland.

    Thanks my gf can't find a class
     

    Ray Savage

    Junior Member
    Nov 29, 2021
    63
    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
     
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