I remember being one of the first ones to go through. We had to take Hunter's Education through our P.E. classes in school as freshmen. All freshmen had to take it and the course took up a whole quarter of school. I wish all schools did this.
One of the most important pieces of equipment that you will take hunting is a good quality pair of optics and they take some care to give you the performance that you want. So here are a few tips.
Use some alcohol and cheese cloth to clean the lenses. I will usually pick up an extra cleaning kit from my optician when I have my eyes examined.
Don't touch the lens with your fingers. If there is a stick or a bug on them blow it off.
Use the lens covers. They are there...