Hunter education courses are offered by certified volunteer instructors and Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conservation officers and are typically 12-15 hours in length held over two to three sessions (days). In order to receive certification, a student must attend all sessions and pass the final exam.
Iowa law requires that anyone born after Jan. 1, 1972 must be certified in hunter education before they are eligible to purchase an Iowa hunting license.
Upcoming hunter education classes:
* April 23, DeWitt, Wapsi Valley Ikes
* April 26, Durant, Durant Community School
* April 27, Stratford, Izaak Walton League - Boone Valley
* May 8, Independence, Buchanan County Wildlife Association
* May 9, Oskaloosa, Mahaska County Environmental Center
* May 11, Blue Grass, Oak Hills Gun Club
* May 16, Marshalltown, Izaak Walton League
* May 28, Sioux Center, Sioux County Conservation Board, Sandy Hollow
For more information on these and other hunter education opportunities, go to www.iowadnr.gov/huntered.