FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2010
Hunter Education Course Being Offered at Wildlife Areas
Wildlife Areas in District Five to Hold Home-Study Courses
XENIA, OH – The Division of Wildlife will host hunter education courses in October and November at three wildlife areas in southwest Ohio. These courses will be held at the Rush Run, Indian Creek and Fallsville wildlife areas.
Fallsville will host a home study course on Friday, October 15, Indian Creek on Saturday, November 13th and Rush Run on Friday, November 19th. Students wishing to attend the hunter education courses at Fallsville and Rush Run must call 1-800-WILDLIFE to register. Students wishing to attend the course at Indian Creek must call 1-513-875-2111. Pre-registration is required and course space is limited. Registered participants will be given study information, times and location directions for courses.
“The home-study course can be completed in four hours and allows us the opportunity to offer students a full class in one short session.” said Brett Beatty, Assistant Wildlife Management Supervisor for southwest Ohio.
Completion of a hunter education course is required for all first-time hunting license buyers in Ohio, except those purchasing an apprentice hunting license. The hunter education course covers topics such as firearms, ammunition, gun handling, archery, hunter responsibilities, outdoor safety, wildlife management and conservation, and other related information.
Ohio's hunter education course is accepted all across North America. Ohio offers three types of hunter education courses, which include instructor-led and home-study courses and proficiency testing for those 18 years of age and older. Hunter education courses are offered year round.
Hunter education information can also be found at www.wildohio.com .