To earn the Venturing Ranger award, a young man or woman must complete eight core requirements and four electives. One of the electives to meet the Ranger award requirements is Hunting.
To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Hunting , a Venturer must take a hunter education course, learn about hunting rules and regulations, and plan and carry out a hunting trip. He or she must also assist with a hunter education course, assist in a hunting or fishing event, or interview a game warden or conservation officer.
Venturing Ranger Award Requirements – Hunting Elective
- Successfully complete a hunter education course offered by your state wildlife/conservation agency.
- Learn and explain the requirements to become a volunteer hunter education instructor in your state.
- Explain how to report a wildlife-related violation to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
- Do 2(a), (b), or (c).
- Successfully complete a bowhunter education course offered by your state or the National Bowhunter Education Foundation.
- Successfully complete a National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association Rifle Basic course.
- Participate in a National Rifle Association-International Hunter Education Association Youth Hunter Education Challenge event sponsored by your state.
- Do 3(a), (b), or (c).
- Assist a certified hunter education instructor with a hunter education course. Review the ERHIC (Educational Tools for Hunters: Improving Choices) materials provided by Tread Lightly! and the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America to see how they can be used in the course.
- Either plan or assist in putting on a National Hunting and Fishing Day program.
- Talk with a game warden/conservation officer about his/her job. If possible, observe/assist at a game check station in your state.
- Plan and carry out a hunting trip approved by an Advisor.
- Make a tabletop display or presentation on what you have learned for your crew, another crew, a Cub or Boy Scout group, or another youth group.