OHIO HUNTER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR TRAINING WORKSHOPS TO BE HELD THIS YEAR IN ATHENS, GEAUGA, LOGAN AND RICHLAND COUNTIES
COLUMBUS, OH -- Four weekend workshops aimed at training hunter education instructors are available this year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
To become a certified instructor, individuals must be at least 21 years of age, have successfully completed a hunter education course and complete a volunteer instructor training academy.
The academies will be held March 16-18 at Burr Oak Lodge in Athens County, April 6-8 at Mohican Resort Lodge in Richland County, August 3-5 at Punderson Manor House in Geauga County, and September 14-16 at Camp Cotubic in Logan County near Bellefontaine.
Each academy begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and ends no later than 3 p.m. on Sunday. Meals and lodging are provided at no cost to the prospective instructor. A $25 deposit will be returned to instructor candidates upon arrival at the academy.
"Ohio currently has 1,400 volunteer instructors who train hunters, especially young hunters, to be safe and responsible," said Phil King, hunter education coordinator for the ODNR Division of Wildlife. "These are dedicated volunteers who spend countless hours conducting the training that helps keep Ohio a safe place to hunt."
Those interested in attending a 2001 hunter education training academy should call 1-800-WILDLIFE and ask Maude Maynard for registration materials.
For Further Information Contact:
Phil King, ODNR Division of Wildlife
Andy Ware, ODNR Media Relations