Free Kentucky hunter education student course set for April 8

Published 1:36 pm Thursday, March 30, 2017

A free Kentucky hunter education student course is scheduled for Saturday, April 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cedar Creek Sportsman Club, located off Hwy. 150 near Cedar Creek.
The course, sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Sportsman’s Club, includes classroom instruction in hunter ethics, wildlife conservation and identification, outdoor survival, first aid, firearm safety, treestand 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 and can be completed by visiting the Hunter Education page at fw.ky.gov.
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 and provinces. Hunter Education certification is in addition to appropriate license and permit requirements. Children must be 9 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 18 years of age while hunting.
For additional information, contact Bill Hayes, (606) 365-9825 or Robert Bowen at (606) 365-3974.
If you took the classroom sessions by CD-Rom or Internet, please print out the course completion voucher and attend the range session at sites listed on fw.ky.gov.