Friday, October 31, 2014

Hunter education course this month

By The Herald Staff | 3/7/2014

WILLIAMSBURG — Franklin County’s game warden is planning a hunter education class just in time for great spring weather, he said.

The free, two-day weekend course is planned for March 22-23 at the Williamsburg Community Center, 126 W. William St., Williamsburg, Jeff Cakin, game warden said. Classes are set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 22 and 8 a.m. to completion March 23. Attendance both days is mandatory, Cakin said, and students must stay the entire class period to receive credit for attending.

WILLIAMSBURG — Franklin County’s game warden is planning a hunter education class just in time for great spring weather, he said.

The free, two-day weekend course is planned for March 22-23 at the Williamsburg Community Center, 126 W. William St., Williamsburg, Jeff Cakin, game warden said. Classes are set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 22 and 8 a.m. to completion March 23. Attendance both days is mandatory, Cakin said, and students must stay the entire class period to receive credit for attending.

Students must be at least 11 years old. Those younger than 13 should have a parent or guardian accompanying them at the class.

Pre-register for the class by calling Cakin at (620) 450-7192. The class size is limited to 50 students. Those who register after the class size has been exceeded will be notified before the first class period.

The March 22 event primarily is to include classroom work, with March 23 consisting of both class and practical exercises. Rain or shine, participants should be prepared for outside conditions, Cakin said. Long pants, closed shoes and water bottles are recommended. Eye and ear protection, firearms, and ammunition will be provided, however students can bring their own safety equipment if desired. No firearms or ammunition brought by the students or guardians will be allowed, Cakin said.

Lunch will be provided to students both days. If the student has special dietary needs, they should bring their own lunch, Cakin said.

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