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Lawrence police department offers free hunter education courses

September 27, 2011

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The Lawrence Police Department is offering a mandatory hunter education course for anyone in Douglas County who has not completed the state-approved course on firearms and hunting safety.

In Kansas anyone born after July 1, 1957, and older than 11, must pass a course to hunt in Kansas. The sessions will be 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Building 21 at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St., and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 2 near Lone Star Lake in central Douglas County. Attendance is required at both classes to pass the course.

Registration is required because space is limited.

To register call Lawrence police Sgt. Max Miller at 785-832-3288. Leave a voice mail message with your registration information to enroll. The course fee is free but lunch will be offered for $2 at the Oct. 29 session. Directions to the FOP lodge will be given to participants at the Oct. 20 class.

The course is operated in cooperation with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 2, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and the Kaw Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. More information about hunter education is also available at www.kdwp.state.ks.us.

Comments

pace 3 years, 6 months ago

good for the LPD, wish the hunting course had been mandatory 50 years ago. I remember the neighbor girl, accidentally killed by a hunter that carried a loaded gun wrong. Safety is a habit, not an after thought.

countrygirl 3 years, 6 months ago

LPD does an excellant job with this program. My son and I have both taken it and I'd highly recommend it even if you don't hunt. I was impressed about how they taught the younger guys not to even touch a gun you find some where, whether it be in someone's house or something tossed aside. You never know if someone else's gun is loaded or if the safety is on so they taught the kids to leave it alone and go get a grown up. Hopefully a grown up who has also taken this course!

redfred 3 years, 6 months ago

Is the LP doing this or just coordinating it? I thought that the Hunter Ed was sponsored by the FOP with volunteer instructors from all segments of the the community.

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