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With hunting season just around the corner, it’s time to mark your calendar for one of the upcoming hunter safety classes. If you have a son or daughter that will be hunting with you this fall or if you are planning a hunting trip out of state, now is the time to complete the hunter safety course requirements. Many states require completion of a hunter safety course for all ages, whereas Tennessee only requires it for those hunters born after Jan. 1, 1969.
The course consists of training in areas such as wildlife management, home firearm safety, first aid, knowledge of firearms, archery, and muzzleloaders, as well as other useful outdoor information. The course will be held July 29 to August 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Gruetli-Laager Community Center.
In order to attend this class, students must pre-register on the internet at http://www.register-ed.com/programs/tennessee/83-tennessee-hunter-education-classroom-course. Scroll through the available classes or search by zip code until you find the Gruetli-Laager Community Center location. The class size is limited to the first seventy-five students. In order to take the course, you must be at least 9 years of age on the first day of the course. Students must attend all classes in order to be certified. The course is free of charge, and students need to bring a pencil to the first night of class.
For more information regarding this class, call 615-342-9305 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The next class being taught in Grundy County will be held at the Fiery Gizzard Sportsman’s Club in mid-October. To find other classes being taught across the state visit the TWRA hunter education website at http://www.state.tn.us/twra/huntclasses.html. Classes will be posted as they become available.