Hunter#039;s Ed

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 28, 2004



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The Alabama Hunter Education course will be offered by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on the Greenville Campus of LBW Community College, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, November 8, 9 and 10.

The course will be from 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m..

In 1991, the Alabama Legislature passed legislation that requires all first time hunting license buyers born or after August 1, 1977, to complete a hunter education course prior to purchasing their first hunting license.

Alabama has a mandatory hunter education program.

The goal of the Hunter Education Program is to make Alabama hunters more responsible and more knowledgeable about wildlife conservation.

Any hunter that plans to travel out of state to hunt must be certified before hunting in the intended state.

The Hunter Education course is a minimum of 10 hours of instruction plus a written examination.

Students will be given a written exam to be tested for certification on the last day of class.

The course includes but is not limited to firearm safety and handling, responsible hunting and hunter ethics, wildlife law, wildlife management and identification, archery, muzzle loading, first aid, survival and game care.

There is no charge to attend this course and there is no charge for the certification exam.

Participants must be 10 years of age or older to attend the class and receive certification.

For more information or to register call LBW Community College at (334) 383-6700 or email