Hunter education planned

Monday, April 2, 2007

The Cloverdale Conservation Club is sponsoring a Hunter Education class scheduled for April 12 and April 14 at Cloverdale Middle School.

The classes are open to anyone who wants to attend, however, space is limited to the first 100 people who pre-register by calling 317-385-0942 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The class will run from 6-9 p.m. April 12 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 14. Students must attend both classes in order to complete the certification.

The Indiana Hunter Education program teaches students about the safe handling of firearms and archery equipment, as well as other hunting equipment such as tree stands, and climbing equipment.

It impresses the need for sportsmen to act in a legal and ethical manner while hunting. It also addresses the role that lawful hunting plays in wildlife management.

Indiana is now one of 49 states with mandatory hunter education. Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1986 must successfully complete an approved course before buying a license to hunt.

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