DNR hunter education course scheduled locally

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

    Area residents will have an opportunity to learn basic principles of safe hunting at a Department of Natural Resources hunter safety course to be held at the 1st Christian Church of Keithsburg, 2005 Main St., Keithsburg, on August 27 and 28 from noon to 5 p.m.

    A 1996 state law requires that all hunters born on or after January 1, 1980, successfully complete the hunter education course before they can receive their first hunting license. Participants completing the hunter education course receive a Hunter Education Certification card verifying that they have passed the course of instruction. Participants should provide their Social Security number at the time of class.

    "This will be an excellent opportunity for hunters who need the course in order to qualify for their hunting license," Al Henshaw said. "It can be beneficial for both beginning and advanced hunters, even those born before January 1, 1980".

    The minimum ten hour course includes instruction in wildlife management, firearms safety, hunter ethics, game identification, first aid, survival techniques and regulations.

    For additional information about the course, contact the coordinating instructor at 309-374-2571. For information on other courses visit dnr.illinois.gov/safety.