KDFWR offering FREE Hunter Education student course Sept. 8

Published 1:08 pm Thursday, August 16, 2018

A free Kentucky Hunter Education student course is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Cedar Creek Sportsman’s Club, located 6.6 miles from Stanford on New U.S. 150E, next to Cedar Creek Lake Dam.

The course, sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and Cedar Creek Sportsman’s Club, will run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and will include 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 for all courses and is completed by visiting the Hunter Education page at fw.ky.gov.

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Persons born on or after Jan. 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, please contact Bill Hayes at 606-365-9825, Robert Bowen at 606-365-3974 or Darrel McDonald at 606-365-1495.

If you took the classroom sessions by CD-Rom or internet, please print out the course completion voucher and attend the range session at the Cedar Creek Sportsman’s Club on Sept. 8 at approximately 2 p.m.