Hunter training courses offered

Posted: Friday, June 11, 2010

JUNEAU - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is offering several hunter information and training courses this week.

• Hunter Information and Training Basic Firearms Course:

The Hunter Information and Training Basic Firearms Course will be offered June 11-12 at the Juneau Hunter Education Facility at 5670 Montana Creek Road. Course times are 6-9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The course costs $10.

A Hunter Education course is required to hunt in several Game Management Units throughout the state and on the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge.

The course includes instruction on firearm safety and handling, wildlife conservation and management, game laws and regulations, and hunter ethics and responsibility. Successful graduates will be awarded a lifetime hunter education certification recognized throughout North America.

Course registration requires the purchase of an independent study packet at the Douglas office of the ADF&G room 201 (465-4265) or the JHEF (586-4101). The workbook study modules must be completed prior to the start of the course and brought to the class.

• Hunter Information and Training Bowhunter Course

Hunters wanting to participate in "archery only" hunts must first successfully complete a department approved archery Hunter Education course.

A HE certified course will be offered Saturday, June 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Juneau Hunter Education Facility. The course fee is $10. The course includes classroom instruction and written test as well as marksmanship and field courses (using your own bow and arrows with target or field points).

Course registration requires the purchase of an independent study packet at the Douglas office of the ADF&G room 201 (465-4265) or the JHEF (586-4101). The study modules must be completed prior to the start of the course and brought to the class.

• Hunter Information and Training Bowhunter Field Day

A Bowhunter Field Day will be held Saturday, June 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Juneau Hunter Education Shooting Complex, 5670 Montana Creek Road. Participants are required to bring their own bow and arrows, with target or field points, for the shooting portion of the course. The course will include classroom instruction and marksmanship and field courses.

This course requires that each student complete the online Bowhunter Course and test (Phase I) and register for the Field Day (Phase II) also online. For questions or more information call 586-4101 or visit http://www.huntereducation.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=he.fdbow.



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