Hunter Safety Classes Announced

Friday, October 12, 2012

Here are upcoming Hunter Safety classes:

Grundy County – Traditional Class – Fiery Gizzard Sportsman Club Incorporated of Tracy City Tennessee, Tracy City, Tn. 37387.  Mon. - Fri., Oct.  15 - 19 (6:00 – 9:00 p.m.).  Must attend all classes to be certified.  You must be nine years of age on or before the first day of class.  Bring social security number and a pencil to class.  Register 1st night of class.  The instructor is Brandon Selvog. 

Hamilton County – CD/Online Class –  Calvary Baptist Church in Redbank, 5201 Dayton Blvd., Chattanooga, Tn.  37415.  November 3 (1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.).  You must be nine years of age to graduate from a class.  You must complete a State Approved Course at www.tnwildlife.org or request CD.  Bring test printout, social security number and a pencil to class. Pre-register by calling the instructor Jon Finch at 423-605-9840.       

Morgan County – Traditional Class – American Legion Hall, 202 S. Kingston St., Wartburg, Tn. 37887.  Tues, Oct.  30, Thurs., Nov. 1, Fri., Nov. 2 (5:00 – 8:00 p.m.) and Sat., Nov. 3 (8 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)  Must attend all classes to be certified.  You must be nine years of age on or before the first day of class.  Bring social security number and a pencil to class.  To register call the instructor Bill Podewils at 865-548-0907.

Polk County – CD/Online Class – (2 day class) Ocoee Whitewater Center, 4400 Hwy 64, Copperhill, Tn. on Friday, October 19 (5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) and Benton Sporting Clays Range , 5244 Upper River Rd., Charleston, TN on Saturday, October 20 (2:30 p.m. – finished).  You must be nine years of age to graduate from a class.  You must complete a State Approved Course at www.tnwildlife.org or request CD.  Bring test printout, social security number and a pencil to class. Pre-register by e-mailing the instructor Phillip Earhart at pwearhart@fs.fed.us with name of student, age, and phone number.  Class size is limited to 40 students.     


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