Funds would be a good guess. I just saw on the GON site that Georgia is making even more cuts to DNR funding (whom I assume would be handling a program like that) so any chance of one getting started by the state is highly unlikely at present.
I think Georgia should have something like this as well. This year will hopefully be my first trying my hand at bowhunting. It would have been great to have a program such as the one in Florida available here.
Georgia already has a Bowhunter Ed program and a good one not affiliated with the DNR. They will not fund our program. The problem is that the required certification takes a full day to complete and is not mandatory in the state of Georgia. Our best source of students came from Ft Gillem when they held bowhunts and required the course. Since they closed, we have had on average 2 or 3 students each year call about certification. They all needed it to hunt either in NY, Alaska or another state requiring the course.
Cost for each student to take the course is $30 and that only goes for replacement of materials. All instructors give their time freely including myself as the Ga State Chairman.
Still interested in teaching? I'm looking to go on my first bow hunt this season and I need some pointers to be successful. I'll be with two other highly experienced hunters so I don't want to slow them down too much. Thanks.
At my old job i got certified as a bowtech after several years of doing my own work without instruction... I learned a lot in the 2 courses i took but i would like to learn how to make strings and some of the more specialized stuff. Judt about anyone can tie in a peep or a d loop.