If hunters in Kansas want to get a license to practice their hobby, they need to take a hunter education class.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife will offer a class March 26 in Lawrence.
The two-day, 12-hour course will instruct hunters on safe handling and use of firearms and practical hunting training.
"Basically anyone who wants to hunt needs this eventually," said Capt. Dan Affalter, of the Lawrence Police Department.
The first session of the class starts at 6 p.m. March 26 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds and goes until 9:30 p.m. The course resumes at 7:30 a.m. April 1 at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge and lasts until 5 p.m.
There's no cost to take the course, but those interested must pre-register. They can do so by calling the following numbers:
¢ Lawrence Police Department Hunter Education line at 832-3288.
¢ Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 841-0007.
¢ Hack's Outfitters at 842-6338.
Students must be 11 years old on the last day of the class in order to get certification.