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Hunter Education

Posted on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Hunting season is coming up, so now is the time to mark your calendar for an upcoming hunter safety class. If you have friends or family 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 any hunter safety course requirements. Many states require completion of a hunter safety course for all ages, and Tennessee requires it for hunters born after Jan. 1, 1969.

hntcla1The course consists of training in the following areas: wildlife management, firearm safety in the home, first aid, firearm knowledge, archery, muzzleloaders, and other useful outdoor information. A course will be held July 27-31, from 6 p.m. – 9 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. Class size is limited to the first 75 students.

Participants 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 will be provided with a Hunter Education manual the first night of class.

For more information regarding this class, call (615)-342-9305 or e-mail brandon.w.selvog@tn.gov. The next class in Grundy County will be held at the Fiery Gizzard Sportsman’s Club in mid-October. To find a class at a different location or time, you can visit the TWRA hunter education website at http://tn.gov/twra/article/hunter-education. Classes are as they become available.