If anyone is a Hunter Education Instructor you can normally save big $ on buying items IF you ask companies for the Hunter Ed discount. Maybe 25% have a formal program and 25% will give you one if they do not. That leaves 50 % that will not. An example of a company that sells a popular 8-25x 30mm LR scope will sell it to Hunter Ed instructors direct for $575. Normal discounted retail is around $700. You can get popular treestands for about 1/3 off. There is also program with firearms mftrs for same thing. Not widely known and getting more support all the time.