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Hunter safety classes to be offered in Seneca

Young students and adults who are interested in hunting are invited to enroll in a Wisconsin Hunter Safety course being held at the Seneca High School beginning Monday, July 28.

Classes will be held weekly through August 1 from 6-9 p.m. in the Seneca High School Music Room located at 202 Main Street in Seneca.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources seven-week, 14-hour hunter safety course covers knowledge of and types of firearms, basic safety rules, carrying methods, loading and unloading firearms, ammunitions, care and storage, crossing obstacles, hunter ethics, hunter responsibilities, first aid, and hunting rules and regulations.

Anyone born after January 1, 1973 and wanting to hunt in the State of Wisconsin is required to participate in the Hunter Safety course.

The class is open to all and there are no age restrictions. However, anyone younger than 12 years of age may not qualify for WDNR small game hunting privileges unless they are participating in a hunting mentorship program.

Students successfully completing the course will receive an embroidered shoulder patch and certificate, which will enable students to hunt at age 14 without parent or guardian.

Registration is at the first class on July 28 and costs $10.

Students will be required to have a WDNR Identification Number, which may be obtained by calling the WDNR toll free number 888-963-7463 between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Certified DNR Hunter Safety Instructors Bob Chambers and Jay Greene will teach the course.

For more information, call 608-734-3201.