The Cherokee County Conservation Board will sponsor a Hunter Education Course Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., and March 1 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Cherokee County Conservation Board office/shop at 629 River Road in Cherokee.
According to Iowa law, anyone born after Jan. 1, 1972, is required to have 10 hours of hunter education training. Hunters must have a certificate showing they have completed a hunter education course to purchase an Iowa hunting license. The minimum age for certification is 12 years.
Included in the training will be gun handling education, information about firearms and ammunition, the role of hunting in wildlife management, conservation responsibilities of the outdoorsman, outdoor ethics, hunter preparedness, and wildlife identification. Students will not participate in live firing of firearms as part of this class.
Those successfully completing the course will receive a Hunter Education Certificate from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Such certification is mandatory before a hunter can hunt in Iowa and most other states and provinces.
For further information or to register for this class, contact the Cherokee County Conservation Office at 712-225-6709. Leave a message and you will receive a call back. Completion of the Chapter Reviews in the class workbook is mandatory for all students prior to the first night of class.
Workbooks are available to registered students at the Recorder's Office at the Cherokee County Courthouse, FireIce Firearms in Cherokee, and Builders Sharpening and Service in Cherokee.
Registration deadline is Feb. 13 and space is limited so call today. There is no cost for this course.