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Course on hunter safety offered

August 22, 2012

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A hunter education course will be offered this fall for anyone in Douglas County who has not completed the state-approved course on firearms and hunting safety.

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.

The sessions will be 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Building 21 on the north end at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St., and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7 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 with your registration information to enroll. The course fee is free, but lunch will be offered for $2 at the Oct. 7 session. Directions to the FOP lodge will be given to participants at the Sept. 28 class.

Anyone born after July 1, 1957, and older than 11, must pass a course to hunt in Kansas. No one younger than 11 will be certified in hunter education. More information about hunter education is also available at kdwp.state.ks.us.

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