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Old 09-13-2017, 10:32 AM
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Default Blackfoot (WMU 936) Orientation Sessions

For those that are hunting in 936 and haven't done their orientation session yet, this link shows the dates and times for the 2017 sessions.

Orientation sessions are mandatory, and are valid for five years. You do need to get your discharge permit renewed every year, however. This permit needs to be carried with you while hunting in the park.

The dates are:
  • Friday, August 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

They recommend calling ahead (780-922-3293) to RSVP.

It looks like the location has changed from previous years as well - it used to be held in the Park Office at Waskehegan, but the information at the parks link now states it's at the Miquelon Park Centre. Good move, IMO.

Best of luck to all that were drawn for elk or moose in there!
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:33 PM
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Thanks for the heads up. I'm not due for my next refresher till 2019. That sure seems like a much further drive for the orientation class. Have to admit it was pretty cramped in the basement of the ranger stn. where it used to be held. MPC looks like a nice facility.
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Have to admit it was pretty cramped in the basement of the ranger stn. where it used to be held. MPC looks like a nice facility.
Cramped is right!

The last time I went, someone kept breaking wind during the session, which had quite an effect in such a small space. Oh, the dirty looks I received! (...understandably, as I was the only stinky buffalo in the room...)
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Thanks for the heads up. I'm not due for my next refresher till 2019. That sure seems like a much further drive for the orientation class. Have to admit it was pretty cramped in the basement of the ranger stn. where it used to be held. MPC looks like a nice facility.
I went to the session in August, and I had no idea about MPC before I went. It's a beautiful area and the visitor center is definitely an upgrade from the ranger station.
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