Now is prime time to sign for a Firearms Safety Hunter Education Class offered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), according to Capt. Mike Hammer, DNR Enforcement Division education program coordinator.
"Now is the time for people to register for a class if they want to hunt this fall and need to complete a Firearms Safety Hunter Education class to be eligible to hunt,” Hammer said. “There are lots of dates and locations around the state to choose from this spring.”
Classes are taught by DNR certified volunteers in their local communities, typically in the spring and early fall. To become certified, students attend both classroom and field instruction sessions. The course provides students with basic safe firearms handling skills, wildlife identification, outdoor skills, and responsibilities that accompany hunting and firearms use.
To find a class, visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/firearms/index.html#calendar or call 651-296-6157 or toll-free 888-646-6367.