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Internet hunter education course for youth hunters

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

An Internet-based, youth-only Hunter Education Course is currently being offered for youngsters ages 18 and under in the Four Corners area by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

The Internet course is a convenient way for prospective hunters to earn their hunter education cards.

The online section of the course, which can be studied at home, must be completed by March 2. Those who take the online course must then participate in a day-long skills class 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 3, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main St., in Durango.  Parents and guardians of registered youths are welcome to register and take the course.

The skills class will include: firearms safety with shooting, hunter responsibilities, wildlife regulations and other hands-on activities. To obtain a safety card, students must pass a written exam and complete the live-fire exercises at the skills class.

Rifles and ammunition will be provided at the skills section. No personal firearms allowed.

Anyone wishing to hunt in Colorado born after 1949 must obtain a hunter education card.

To register for the class go to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/HunterEducation/CourseCalendar/Pages/HECalendar.aspx. Forward the calendar to March, click on “Durango” on the adjoining list, then follow the instructions.

For more information, contact the Durango Colorado Parks and Wildlife office at 247-0855.

This story was posted on February 21, 2013.