I am a former graduate of West Virginia's hunter safty program at Nutter Fort Elementry School, which was an early pioneer of what is now manditory in most States. It was a powerful tool that has stayed with me through the years. Today I'm an Arkansas resident and big game hunter with 30 years of accident free hunting experience. I'm all for a useful education. ( a useful education? Wow what a concept!) No, the feds will never go for it.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...