Hunter Education Course
September 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Passing Down a Family Tradition
There’s an old familiar Hank Williams Jr. tune that mentions some of his family traditions. Though not listed in that song, one family tradition that readily comes to my mind, is that of hunting. Passed down to me from as far back as I can remember, the hunting ritual is one that I hope to be able to share with my own grandchildren one day.
Hunting remains one of the best wildlife management tools we have today. Wildlife is a renewable natural resource and for the most, still is at a surplus. Hunting helps maintain populations of various wildlife species at a level that best benefits them and our land use. As a Hunter Education Instructor, one of the main things we focus on with regard to hunting, is keeping it safe!
It is a requirement that all first-time hunting license buyers successfully complete a State approved hunter education course prior to purchasing a hunting license. The exception is with regard to individuals purchasing an apprentice license for their first time out in the field.
A Hunter Ed course covers various topics, such as safe firearm handling, archery, outdoor safety, wildlife management and conservation. Statistics have shown how Hunter Education has significantly lowered the number of hunting incidents over the years!
We will be holding a course at the Huron Township Conservation Club, 2121 Huron Avery Road, on Saturday, September 23rd, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is highly recommended and can be done on the Division of Wildlife’s webpage at: https://oh-web.s3licensing.com/Event/Index
If you have any questions or would need more information, contact Tim White or Katie Burnsworth at the Erie Conservation District at 419-626-5211. Hunt safe and you will make lasting memories!