Hunter safety courses set for fall dates in Polk
Hunting season is almost here, and the state’s Department of Natural Resources will once again be offering courses in hunter safety to local residents.
The first round of classes is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15, and Thursday, Sept. 17, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the J.L. Lester Wildlife Management Area on Antioch Road, Cedartown.
A second round of classes will be held Tuesday, Oct. 6, and Thursday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the J.L. Lester WMA as well.
All the hunter safety courses onsite are free, but registration is required.
Those interested in signing up must visit g o huntgeorgia. c o m. Fees may apply for those who wish to take the courses online.
State law requires that residents and nonresidents of Georgia born on or after Jan. 1, 1961 must successfully complete a hunter education course prior to purchasing a season hunting license, according to the state DNR website.
“However, a hunter education course is not required to purchase an apprentice license or a three-day combo hunting/fishing license.
“Participation in hunter education courses that has been certified or mandated by any other state wildlife agency or Canadian province will be accepted. Hunter education is not required to hunt on one’s own land or land of a parent or guardian,” according to information on the DNR website.
For more information about hunter safety courses and state hunting regulations, visit the DNR Wildlife Resource Management site at www. georgiawildlife. com.