Hunter Safety Education

Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 10:03 am

Hunting season is coming up and now is the 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, firearm safety in the home, first aid, firearm knowledge, archery, and muzzleloaders, as well as other useful outdoor information. The course will be held August 11 through 15 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/events/view/49244. The class size is limited to seventy-five students. In order to take the course, you must be at least nine 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, you can call 615-342-9305 or e-mail brandon.w.selvog@tn.gov.
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 you can visit the TWRA hunter education website at http://www.register-ed.com/programs/Tennessee.

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