Hunter Safety Classes Announced

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bradley  County – Traditional Class – First Baptist Church in Cleveland at 1275 Stuart Rd.  Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, March 6, 8 & 9 (6:00 -9:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 10 (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon).  Must attend all classes to be certified.  You must be nine years of age on or before the first day of class.  Bring your social security number to the first class.  To register and for directions, call the recreation office at 423 472-6222.  John Torchick is the instructor. 

DeKalb County – Traditional Class – Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church, Hwy. 83, Smithville.   Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, March 5, 6, 8 & 9 (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 your social security number and a pencil to class.  Register first night of class.  Tony Cross is the instructor.   

Hamilton  County – Online/CD Class – John A. Patten Recreation Center.  Saturday, February 25, 2012 (9:00 – 3:00 p.m.).  Must complete course study at www.tnwildlife.org or request CD.  Bring test printout, social security number and pencil to course.  Pre-register by calling the instructor David Byrd at 423 825-0438.  No calls before 11:00 a.m. and no Sunday calls. 

Hamilton County – Traditional Class – Lake Drive Baptist Church, 16221 May Rd., Sale Creek, TN 37373-9735.   Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, March 5, 6, 8 & 9 (6:00 -9:00 p.m.) and Saturday, March 10 (will shoot weather permitting).  Must attend all classes to be certified.  You must be nine years of age on or before the first day of class.  Bring your social security number and a pencil to class.  To register, call the instructor Kevin Roberts at 423 332-6429. 

McMinn County – Traditional Class – Etowah Wellness and Community Center, 155 Robinson St., Etowah.  Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, March 5, 6 & 8  (6:00 -9:00 p.m.)  and Saturday, March 10  (8:00 a.m. – finished).  Must pre-register by calling the instructors Dr. Tracy Price at 423 745-8388 or Ed Clowers at 423 745-6042.   Must attend all classes to be certified.  Bring social security number and a pencil to class.

Morgan County – Traditional Class – Sunbright High School library.  Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, March 13, 15, & 16 (6:00 -9:00 p.m.) and Saturday, March 17 (8:00 – finished).   Must attend all classes to be certified.  You must be nine years of age on or before the first day of class.  Bring your social security number and a pencil to class.  Register first night of class.  Travis Buchanan is the instructor.   

Putnam County – Traditional Class – Tennessee Tech Pennebaker Hall, Biology Bldg., Thursday & Friday, March 8 & 9 (6:00 -9:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 10 (7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.).  Must pre-register by calling Leisure Services at 931 520-4386 or 931 520-5286.  Alfred Ballinger is the instructor.  Must attend all classes to be certified.

Roane  County – Traditional Class – Beechpark Baptist Church Family Life Center, 519 W. Tri County Blvd., Oliver Springs.  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, March 12, 13, 15 & 16 (6:30 -9:00 p.m.) and Saturday, March 17 (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon).  Must attend all classes to be certified.  You must be nine years of age on or before the first day of class.  Bring your social security number and a pencil to class.  To register call the instructor John Davis at 865 207-2826.

Roane  County – Traditional Class – Whites Creek Baptist Church, 131 Abels Valley Road, Rockwood.  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, March 5, 6, 8 & 9 (6:00-9:00 p.m.) and Saturday, March 10 (will shoot).  Must attend all classes to be certified.  You must be nine years of age on or before the first day of class.  Bring your social security number and a pencil to class.  Register first night of class.  For further information call the instructor Bill Bowen at 865 354-8494. 

Sequatchie  County – Online/CD Class – Dunaway Hunting and Fishing Club, 1046 Coca Cola Rd., Dunlap, TN  37327.  Saturday, March 3, 2012 (9:00 a.m. – finished).  Must complete course study at www.tnwildlife.org or request CD.  Bring test printout, social security number and pencil to course.  Pre-register by calling the instructor Shawn Edgmon at 423 949-9394.  

Warren County – Traditional Class – Warren County Administration Building, 201 Locust St., McMinnville.  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, March 12, 13, 15 & 16 (6:00 -9:00 p.m.) and Saturday, March 17 (will shoot).  Must attend all classes to be certified.  You must be nine years of age on or before the first day of class.  Bring your social security number and a pencil to class.  Register first night of class.  Marty Griffith is the instructor.   

 


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