“Now is the time for people to register for a class if they want to hunt this fall and need to complete a Firearms Safety Hunter Education class to be eligible to hunt,” says Capt. Mike Hammer, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Enforcement Division ed-ucation program coordinator. “There are lots of dates and locations around the state to choose from this spring.”
Classes are taught by DNR certified volunteers in their local communities, typically in the spring and early fall. To become certified, students attend both classroom and field instruction sessions. The course provides students with basic safe firearms handling skills, wildlife identification, outdoor skills, and responsibilities that accompany hunting and firearms use.
To find a class, visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/firearms/index.html#calendar or call 651-296-6157 or toll-free 888-646-6367.