One thing I love about Germany is they do not mess around about hunting. Hunter safety, protocol, etiquette, and tactics are covered in a LENGTHY program before you can buy a hunting license. Not a really brief US hunter safety seminar, but a truly lengthy one before you get your hunting license. In Zimbabwe and RSA they have lengthy training programs for PHs and Guides to demonstrate knowledge and proficiency broadly as well. So the question: Has anyone offered such training and certification in the USA? I'd love to take the German course and have the legal right to buy a German hunting license. I'd love to take the PH apprentice/photo guide course to be a well-informed hunter/client with that level of knowledge. This seems like an area of strong interest. The volume of marksmanship programs in the States, distance shooting courses, combat/tactical courses for civilians, etc. demonstrate pent up demand for training and a willingness to pay a lot for good knowledge. As a certified Hunter's Ed instructor here in the States, I can say firmly that we're doing our best, but our best isn't all that good. We train to the test. We have very little time to cover information. We cover TABK and a few basics while doing very little to encourage ethics and decorum to make "gentleman and ladies" out of the new recruits...we just want them to be legal. You can still be a total a-hole while being legal, unfortunately. Most are doing so out of ignorance. @Red Leg do you know of any US-based programs that train to the German standards of hunter proficiency?