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Hunter education classes offered this weekend in Chatom



A hunter education class will be offered at the Washington County Public Library in Chatom Saturday, Aug. 22.

The class will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and students must be at least 10 years old to register.

The program covers the skills, regulations and responsibilities of hunting, and wildlife conservation that help to secure our hunting heritage.

Anyone born on or after Aug. 1, 1977, must complete an approved hunter education program before being eligible to hunt. Alabama has two hunter education options: a traditional course with a written test or an Internet course.

The traditional hunter education course is a minimum 8 hours of instruction plus a written examination. The course is taught by Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries personnel and volunteer instructors and is offered free of charge. The course includes but is not limited to firearms safety and handling, responsible hunting and hunter ethics, wildlife laws, wildlife management and identification, archery, muzzleloading, first aid, survival, and game care.

Online registration for Saturday’s course is available at

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