The hunt formed the core of early human society with the development of our mental and physical capabilities. Modern society has changed the circumstances of the hunt, but we remain hunters, our own natures intertwined with all that is still wild. We hunt according to laws, regulations and private codes of ethics established by societal expansion, both in population and impact on the land.
Lewiston's Lewis - Clark State College is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jack O'Connor Hunting Heritage and Education Center, and plans to use the center as a venue for environmental education and community education programs.
Unfortunately, in modern society there are few mentors for young hunters, a dramatic difference to earlier years when children were raised surrounded by wildlife and hunting as a way of life. Factors such as these led to the formation of hunter education programs.
An important purpose of the Jack O'Connor Hunting Heritage and Education Center will be to educate young hunters about safe and ethical hunting principles and to educate the general public about the role hunting plays in modern natural resource management.
We invite you to explore the following links, which offer additional information about hunting and shooting sports: