Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will hold a Hunter Education Course in Room 323, Abernathy Building, at Rich Mountain Community College. The 3-day course, with instructor Tim Edwards, will be held on Tuesday, March 31; Wednesday, April 1; and Thursday, April 2, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. each night.
According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, anyone born on or after January 1, 1969, must complete a hunter education course and carry a valid hunter education card to hunt in Arkansas. Children under 16 may hunt without hunter education as long as they are under the direct supervision of an adult who is 21 years of age or older.
Arkansas recognizes hunter education cards from other states. Arkansas’ hunter education program is recognized in all states, as well as in Canada and Mexico.
There is no specific age requirement to enroll in hunter education; however, the educational material is based on a sixth-grade reading level. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission recommends the course for ages 12 and older.
The hunter safety class is a 9-hour instructor-led classroom experience, covering subjects such as firearm safety, survival skills, wildlife conservation, and ethics and responsibility.
The final class will end with a test to pass the course. Seating is limited, call Maureen Keese, Director of Lifelong Learning at RMCC, to register at 479-394-7622 ext. 1311 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.