eheathWhat the hell do you have to study for that long? just curious, in the USA you learn how to hunt with your family in the woods when you're like 12.
Yeah, you'd be surprised at how overly complicated and difficult to get a lot of licences are in Europe.
Take the example of a drivers licence or a motorcycle licence, in Europe you are required to take a certain number of hours of training with a professional before you can even take the test, and of course it's expensive, and then the test itself has trick questions, and a fuckton of people fail their first attempt. Same goes for motorcycle, but even more complicated. So I'm not surprised that the same would apply for a hunting licence.
At the other hand of the spectrum, in the US, the test is pretty much: "Go around the block, if you manage to not kill anyone, congrats, you passed!"
To be fair, road fatality tends to be much lower in Europe, so I guess you could argue that making it so fucking difficult to get serves a purpose, but I still think it's a bit too much.