Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hunting course planned

By The Herald Staff | 9/13/2013

VASSAR — Hunter education is back by popular demand, Jeff Cakin said.

After a mid-August class hit its attendance target and then some, the Franklin County game warden said, would-be hunters have yet another opportunity to gain the proper training for fall hunting in Kansas.

VASSAR — Hunter education is back by popular demand, Jeff Cakin said.

After a mid-August class hit its attendance target and then some, the Franklin County game warden said, would-be hunters have yet another opportunity to gain the proper training for fall hunting in Kansas.

A two-day hunter education course is planned for next weekend at the Southwind Shelter House at Pomona State Park, Vassar, Cakin said. The free class runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 with a one-hour lunch break, and 8 a.m. to completion (no later than 5 p.m.) Sept. 21. Attendance on both days is mandatory, and students must stay the entire class period to receive credit for attending the course.

Anyone born on or after July 1, 1957, must be certified by an approved course in hunter education before they can hunt in Kansas. The exception: Anyone 15 and younger may hunt without hunter education certification if he or she is under the direct supervision of an adult.

Students must be at least 11 to attend the weekend training. Those younger than 13 should have a parent or guardian accompanying them at the class, Cakin said. Pre-registration is required by calling (785) 828-4933, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The class size is limited to 50 students. Those who register after the class size has been exceeded will be notified before the class.

Saturday is expected to be classroom work, with a mix of activities slated for Sunday. Eye and ear protection, firearms and ammunition will be provided, however students may bring their own safety equipment if desired. No firearms or ammunition brought by the students or guardians will be allowed.

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