Published March 03, 2012, 03:03 PM

Firearm safety classes offered by DNR

Right now is prime time to sign up to take a Firearms Safety Hunter Education class offered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Right now is prime time to sign up to take a Firearms Safety Hunter Education class offered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

"If you want to go hunting this fall and need to take a Firearms Safety Hunter Education class to get your first license, or to be eligible to hunt now is the time get into a class. There are lots of dates and locations this spring to choose from around the state," says Capt. Mike Hammer, DNR Enforcement Education program coordinator.

Classes are taught by DNR Certified Volunteers in their local communities typically spring and early fall. To become certified, students attend both classroom and field instruction. The course provides students with basic safe firearms handling skills, wildlife identification, outdoor skills and responsibility that accompany hunting and firearms use.

To find a class, visit: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/firearms/index.html#calendar or call 651-296-6157 or toll-free 888-646-6367.

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