Trust me: When hunters say "'Tis the season," they're not thinking about loading up on presents.

As a sportswoman myself, the only gift on my mind is the new .270 I need to wrap up -- for me! This time of year -- when the colors of the season turn to blaze orange and camo -- hunters like me are stocking up.

But as important as weapons, ammo and other gear are, before you head out the door, you have to know what you're doing.

As in Get Proper Gun-Safety Training!

It's an emphasis point at Brothers N Arms in Ellensburg, where they offer year-round classes in their on-site training facility.

Courses, for everyone from beginners to advanced shooters, cover child safety, home defense, handguns, high-powered arms and concealed carry training.

Starting this Friday at 8:30 a.m., they're offering a limited number of $100 gift certificates for their classes. Listen for further details.

Again, trust me: This stuff is important ... no matter the season.