Long gun training important

Long gun training important

Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society’s Brianna van de Wijngaard took the PAL course for long gun last weekend.

Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society’s Brianna van de Wijngaard took the Federal Firearms Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) course for long gun provided by Barry and Judy Jenkins over the weekend along with about 20 other people.

She took the course because she lives in a rural area and never knows when she will have to defend herself against a wild animal or humanely put down one of her animals that is injured.

Instructor Judy Jenkins is smiling just behind the vintage rifle Brianna is holding. Part of the training included getting to know and feel comfortable loading and unloading a variety of long guns.

Some people took the course because they hunt while others took it in case they have to transport a long gun family heirloom.