A hunter education class will be held at Swan Lake in September.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge Manager Steve Whitson:

Steve Whitson

“Anyone that was born after January 1st, 1967 will need a certified hunter’s safety course to obtain a hunting license,” said Whitson,” That’s what this is and, of course, it’s good for everyone to learn about gun safety.  Those who will be out in the field hunting should want to put forth a good example and learn to be a safe and ethical hunter.  That’s what a lot of the course is about.”

The class is open to anyone eleven years and older and will cover several topics including gun safety, firearm and ammunition information, and hunter preparedness.  Those completing the course will receive their Missouri Conservation Heritage Card.

The course is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the evenings of September 18th, 19th, and 20th. Anyone interested in attending is asked to register at http://www.registered.com/events/view/20845.  For additional information, please contact the Swan Lake office at (660)856-3323 ext 13.

Press Release:

Hunter Education courses will be offered at the Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge in September.  The Hunter Education classes include gun safety, firearm and ammunition information, the role of the hunter, wildlife management, ethics and hunter preparedness.  Those successfully completing the course will receive a Missouri Conservation Heritage Card from the Missouri Department of Conservation.  This certification is mandatory for anyone born on or after January 1, 1967.  The class is offered to anyone eleven years or older.  Classes are scheduled for September 18, 19th , and 20th, from 5:30 to 9:00 each evening.  Registration is through the Missouri Department of Conservation Website http://www.registered.events/view/20845.  If you have questions, or need assistance registering online, contact the Swan Lake NWR Office at (660)856-3323 ext. 13.