Free hunter education class to be held at library

Published 10:28 pm Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will hold a free hunter education class at the Luverne Public Library, 148 East Third Street, Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 21 and Oct. 23.

The course will cover everything from tree stands to safety harnesses.

“It is free,” said Andrew Greenblatt, volunteer instructor.

Greenblatt recognized a need for a local licensing class and arranged the two-day course.

Instructors will include local game warden Brad Gavins and officials from the Department of Conservation in Montgomery.

All hunters born on or after Aug. 1, 1977 must complete a Hunter Education Course before purchasing a hunting license for the first time unless hunting under supervision-required status or exempted by law. Those who complete the course will receive a certificate to take with them when they purchase a license.

Greenblatt did his best to schedule it for a convenient time for local teenagers.

“The class is kind of right before bow-hunting season starts and on nights JV football doesn’t play,” he said.

Space is limited to the first 30 people.

To qualify for an unsupervised hunting license, you must attend both classes. To register, visit www.outdooralabama.com or call 334-465-5499. Anyone requiring special assistance, please call at least one week in advance.