Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a home-study course via the Internet for those looking for a convenient way of earning their hunter education cards.
Students will complete the first section of the class on the Internet at their own pace.
They will then complete the skills-based portion of the course with instructors March 17 at a special class at the Lions Hall, 451 Church Street in Bayfield.
The home study work can be done in a few days, but must be completed before the skills class.
The concluding class, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., includes a written exam and tests on firearms safety, hunter responsibility, game laws and hands-on learning activities. Students must pass the written exam and complete the live-fire exercises.
Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1949, who wishes to hunt, must have a valid hunter education card prior to purchasing a hunting license.
A minimum of 10 people must register by March 12 for the class to be held. The class is free. To register, call the Division of Wildlife at 247-0855. You’ll receive instructions on how to access the on-line course.
For information on hunting in Colorado, see:http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/Pages/Hunting.aspx.