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Hunter Education Course Coming to Carlinville

Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:03:17 CST
The mandatory Illinois Department of Natural Resources Hunter Safety Education course will be held in Carlinville on March 4 from 5:30pm until 9:30pm and March 5 from 8:00am until 4:30pm in the Carlinville Park Board building on Ramey Street in Carlinville. Students should register in advance my calling the Carlinville Police Department at 217-854-3221. The class is limited to the first 50 students to enroll.

It is the policy of the Department that youth under the age of ten must be accompanied to and during the safety education courses by an adult or guardian at least sixteen years of age.

The Illinois hunter education program consists of a minimum of 10 hours of instruction. The course covers the basics of hunter responsibility, wildlife conservation and identifiction, firearms and ammunition, field safety, wildlife management, first aid, archery, muzzle loading, and state regulations.

On January 1, 1996, a state law was passed that anyone born on or after January 1, 1980 may not be issued an Illinois hunting license unless they present a valid hunter education certificate of competency issued by the IDNR or they present evidence that he or she has held a hunting license issued by the state of Illinois or another state in a prior year.


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