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Officials to teach hunter education

September 2, 2008

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Local law enforcement and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks are teaching two hunter education courses this fall.

Pre-registration is required for the two days of training during each course.

Attendance at both days is required to be registered to hunt if you were born after July 1, 1957. The courses are free and a $2 lunch is provided each day.

The course covers topics such as gun safety, hunting responsibilities, ethics and regulations.

The first course is from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds Building 21. The second class will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge near Lone Star Lake.

The second course is from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the fairgrounds building. The second class is from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 at the lodge.

Other course listings are available at www.kdwp.state.ks.us.

The courses are funded by the Fraternal Order of Police, Lawrence Lodge 2, Jayhawk Chapter of Quail Unlimited and the National Wild Turkey Federation.

To register, call 832-3288 or 841-0007.

Comments

madmike 5 years, 7 months ago

Every kid should learn the fundamentals of firearms safety, even if his/her family doesn't have firearms. It could save a lot of needless tragedies in the country.

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Bob Forer 5 years, 7 months ago

Great idea. But we need to go further. And no, I am not a gun nut. I don't even own a firearm, and I think we have way too many guns floating out there in our society. But since its unrealistic to assume citizens are going to simply hand in their guns, and in deference to the Second Amendment, I think a gun safety course should be a mandatory high school course. With all the firearms out there, teaching our young ones to handle firearms safely and with respect should be a priority.

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