Upcoming Hunter Safety Classes Announced

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hamilton County – CD/Online Class –  Calvary Baptist Church in Redbank, 5201 Dayton Blvd., Chattanooga, Tn. 37415. Nov. 3 (1–6 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.  Tuesday, Oct.  30, Thursday, Nov. 1, Friday, Nov. 2 (5–8 p.m.) and Saturday, Nov. 3 (8 a.m.–1 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 – (two-day class) Ocoee Whitewater Center, 4400 Highway 64, Copperhill, Tn. on Friday, Oct. 19 (5–9:30 p.m.) and Benton Sporting Clays Range, 5244 Upper River Road, Charleston, Tn. on Saturday, Oct. 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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