July 30, 2014

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will be sponsoring a free Kentucky Hunter Education course at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, March 29 at the Pendleton County Sportsman’s Club, Lock Road across from Northern Elementary. The course includes classroom instruction in hunter ethics, wildlife identification, outdoor survival, first aid, firearm safety, bow hunting and ammunition. The last session includes live fire and a written examination.

A course completion card will be issued to successful students which is valid in any state, province or territory in North America. Attendance at all sessions is required unless an alternative classroom method is utilized. Pre-registration is required beginning March 1, 2014 for all courses and is completed by visiting the Hunter Education page at fw.ky.gove.

Persons born on or after January 1, 1975, shall carry a valid hunter education course completion card while hunting. Kentucky accepts certifications from other states. A bow hunter not in possession of a firearm may carry a hunter education or a bow hunter education course completion card from any state. Hunter Education certification is in addition to appropriate license and permit requirements. Children must be nine years old in order to complete the course. Children under age 12 and persons exempt from purchasing a hunting license are not required to possess a hunter education card while hunting. However, children under age 12 who have not completed hunter education shall be accompanied by an adult of at least age 18 while hunting.

(If you took the classroom sessions by CD or internet, please print out the course completion voucher and attend the range session at 1 p.m.)

For additional information please contact the office of Scott Horn at 859-967-6082.