Friday, July 11, 2008

Hunter Safety Education Program Offered

Each year, Randolph County 4-H cooperates with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to sponsor a Hunter Safety Education Course. The hunter education course instills in students the knowledge and skill to be a responsible and safe hunter. This class will be held August 11, 13, 18 and 20.

Tom Wassack is the instructor who does a great job of helping participants learn the importance of safety in the outdoor setting. Cost for the instruction is just $2.00 and you must be 12 years or older to attend. The class will be held at North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Randolph County Center, 112 West Walker Avenue in Asheboro. We are located in the lower level of the Sandhills Mental Health Center across from Asheboro High School.

During the safety education course, you will learn information about hunter responsibility; wildlife conservation and management, first aid, specialty hunting and tree stand safety. In addition the following topics will be covered: firearms and ammunition, gun care and cleaning, handguns and proper handling, vision and color, ten commandments of gun safety, archery safety, game identification, fundamentals of shooting, hunter ethics, hunting in North Carolina and hunter - landowner relationships.

To register for the class call our 4-H office. Our telephone number in Asheboro is 318-6000, in Liberty/Greensboro is 218-4000 and in Trinity/Archdale is 819-3000.

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