Take a friend that hasn't gotten his yet or even a girlfriend. I have been through it three times with different people each time. My first one was with friends in Jr High School, the next one was 5 years later when a friend wanted to go so I went with him. The last one was with a girl friend that wanted to take up hunting.
Keep your eye on the end goal, the completion certificate. What's the big deal if you do it with a bunch of ten year olds? I'm willing to bet you won't be the oldest there. Dads amd Moms take it too with their kids quite often.
Like I said above, keep your focus on the desired result. Have the maturity to not worry about being out of place no matter what endeavor you participate in. Just use this as another Life Lesson and get it done.
I took mine last year at the age of 36. Had only hunted in AZ previously and didn't need one there. I would say about half the people in there were around my age or older. Its a couple hrs once and is good for the rest of your life.
and there is no shame in getting beat on the range by a 10 yr old, they have sharper eyesight and a lower center of balance!!
Deer hunters spend so much time trying to pattern deer that we forget that we also can be "patterned." After all, most of us hunt the same days and the same hours, so it isn't difficult for deer to figure us out.
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