FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HUNTER EDUCATION HOME-STUDY COURSE BEING OFFERED
Hunters given opportunity to be certified before Spring Turkey Season
NEW VIENNA, OH – The Division of Wildlife will host a home-study hunter education course in New Vienna on March 21, 2009. This is an excellent opportunity for hunters to get their certification before the spring turkey season which opens on April 20th.
Students wishing to attend the hunter education courses should call 1-800-WILDLIFE, 8am – 5pm weekdays, to register.Pre-registration is required and course space is limited.Registered participants will be given study information, time and location for course.
"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 .