Last year, HUNTERcourse.com and Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures teamed up to create the Jim Shockey Dream Hunt, a one-of-a-kind hunting expedition for new hunter education graduates. A HUNTERcourse.com student from Michigan and his field day instructor were our lucky first winners and they headed to Northern Saskatchewan to hunt monster whitetails in November 2011.
Today, we are excited to announce the destination for our second annual Jim Shockey Dream Hunt. In January 2013, one HUNTERcourse.com graduate and his or her field day instructor will travel to the legendary Nail Ranch in Albany, Texas where they will be paired up with Jim Shockey to hunt 30,000 acres of prime hog and whitetail territory. Long days hunting will be followed by great Texas hospitality and new hunting stories by the fire-there are sure to be some good ones with Jim Shockey along for the hunt.
"For a new hunter, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from one of hunting's top professionals. It's an amazing way to build a lifelong passion," said Greg Gulliver, Product Manager for HUNTERcourse.com. "It's also a fantastic experience for the winning instructor and our small way of saying thanks for everything instructors contribute."
Every HUNTERcourse.com graduate who successfully completes his or her follow-up field day is automatically entered into the draw, which will be held on August 31st, 2012. Speaking about the contest, professional hunter and television host Jim Shockey said, "It's a real privilege when I get to help a new hunter develop their love and understanding of the sport. I know the folks at HUNTERcourse.com feel the same way, so it's a natural fit for me. I'm looking forward to hunting with this year's winner."
Every year, 40,000 Texans take hunter education, a number that reflects the state's position as one of the biggest for the sport of hunting and the role of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in promoting hunter safety. Kerry Moher, Vice-President at HUNTERcourse.com, added, "We have a great relationship with TPWD and are proud to be an approved hunter education course in the state. It's just one more reason we're excited about Texas being our Dream Hunt destination this year."
The 2012 Jim Shockey Dream Hunt is now open. For more information, and for some great pictures and video from last year's Dream Hunt, visit: www.huntercourse.com/dreamhunt
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