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Hunter education classes listed for February and March

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Hunter education classes will be held Feb. 15-16, March 12-15 and March 22-23 in the Enterprise Room of Technical College of the Rockies in Delta.

The February class is an internet conclusion class that will be held Friday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 12:30 p.m.

The traditional class on March 12-25 will be Tuesday through Friday from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

The March 22-23 class (internet conclusion class) will be Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Persons interested in signing up for any of these classes need to go online at www.cpw.state.co.us. Navigate to: About Us; Education; Hunter Education.

Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1949, must have successfully completed an approved hunter education course sanctioned by a state or province before applying for or purchasing a hunting license. Unless an emergency occurs, it is required that a student attend all of the class time. An absence may require that the hunter education class be repeated.

The traditional class is taught over a four-day period with approximately 14 hours of instruction, exam and range time.

Prior to participating in the internet conclusion class an online course certificate of completion is required. Check the hunter education website for the approved online course to take. Also be sure to sign up for an internet conclusion class. You must complete both to obtain a hunter education card. The internet conclusion class is a two-day course with approximately seven hours of instruction, exam and range time.

Classroom space is limited to a maximum of 35 students per class.

The most basic purpose of a hunter education course is to teach safe, responsible firearm handling in the field, in the vehicle and in the home after hunting. Through lectures, hands-on activities and videos, students learn about firearm safety, firearms and ammunition, shooting fundamentals and firearm and wildlife laws.

Basic outdoor skills acquired in a hunter education course can be invaluable during any outdoor activity.

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