Spring hunter education classes scheduled

By Don Volger

Special to The SUN

Spring hunter education classes in Pagosa Springs are scheduled for the following dates:

• March 7 — Internet Conclusion Class, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

• March 9, 11, 13 and 14 — Youth Class.

• March 16, 18, 20 and 21 — Adult Class.

Classes are held 6-9 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays, March 14 and 21.

Range day will be Saturday, March 21, for all classes.

The sessions take place at the Ross Aragon Community Center, South Conference Room at 451 Hot Springs Blvd. (next to the Town Hall).

There is no charge for the classes.

If you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1949, you are required to have a hunter safety card before you can purchase a hunting license. Students 17 and under should attend the Internet conclusion class or the youth class. Students eighteen and older should attend the adult class. Students should register online by going to wildlife.state.co.us/hunting and clicking on “Hunter Education,” then clicking on “find a course at a place and time to fit your schedule” at the top of the page and simply follow the directions.

The range day for all classes will be held on Saturday, March 21. Conclusion class and youth class students should be finished no later than 10 a.m. on range day. Also, the Internet conclusion class will be geared to youth, but adults are welcome. Students taking the conclusion class must complete an approved online course and bring proof of completion on Saturday, March 7.

All programs, services and activities of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife are operated in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Don Volger at 264-2197. To assure that the Parks and Wildlife can meet special needs, please notify Volger at least seven days before the class.

These courses are sponsored by the Pagosa Springs Police Department in conjunction with Colorado Parks and Wildlife with support from the local chapter of the Friends of the NRA.