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Hunter education course offered in Orofino

   Is your child planning on hunting in Idaho this year?

   A hunter education course for students in the Orofino-area is scheduled for March 8-11, 15-18 from 4-6:30 p.m., with the field and range exercise set for Saturday, March 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. The course will be held at the Orofino Junior High School, 429 Michigan Ave.  

   Students can register by visiting the hunter education page on Idaho Fish and Game’s website at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov, or visit the Clearwater Regional Office at 3316 16th Street in Lewiston.

   For more information on this course, contact Dave Owsley at 208-476-3622.

   Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1975, must complete a hunter education course as a prerequisite to purchasing an Idaho hunting license or show proof that they previously held a valid hunting license in Idaho or another state.  Each course is a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on experiences that last approximately 14 hours.

   All courses are taught by trained, volunteer instructors, that often times teach only spring classes.  The longer the student waits to take the course, the less likely there will be any volunteer instructors available to teach a course before hunting season begins.