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Hunter education class is an essential for young sportsmen

LITTLE ROCK, AR (AGFC) - If you have doubts about the value of hunter education, ask someone who has been there, completed the course and received the required certification.

Hunter ed is a valuable tool for Arkansas outdoors people and not just those who go after deep, ducks, turkey, squirrels and other game.

If you were born after Dec. 31, 1968, you are required to have hunter education certification and to carry the certifying card with you while hunting. Hunter education certification can be obtained by three methods.

CD-ROM Study Course CD-ROM Study Course

Arkansans may call (501) 223-6378 or toll-free (800) 482-5795 and request a CD-ROM be mailed to take the course on their home computer. The student must complete each section of the self-study course and schedule a supervised final examination at an official testing site.

Online Self-Study Course

Persons may visit www.beasafehunter.org complete each section of the course online. They must take a supervised final examination at an official testing site to complete the course.

In-person Classes

These are taught by volunteer instructors at a number of locations around the state. Attendance at all meetings of a class plus passing a written exam at the end is required.

Hunter education classes:

  • Boone County, Saturday, Sept. 4, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., North Arkansas College South Campus, phone (870) 743-3000.
  • Boone County, Saturday, Sept. 11, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., North Arkansas College South Campus, phone (870) 743-3000.
  • Boone County, Saturday, Sept. 18, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., North Arkansas College South Campus, phone (870) 743-3000.
  • Boone County, Saturday, Sept. 25, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., North Arkansas College South Campus, phone (870) 743-3000.
  • Columbia County, Aug. 22-23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Logoly State Park Visitor Center, phone (870) 695-3561.
  • Columbia County, Oct. 10-11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Logoly State Park Visitor Center, phone (870) 695-3561.
  • Columbia County, Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Logoly State Park Visitor Center, phone (870) 695-3561.
  • Craighead County, Sept. 12-13, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m., Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, Jonesboro. Phone to pre-register, (870) 933-6787.
  • Craighead County, Oct. 10-11, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m., Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, Jonesboro. Phone to pre-register, (870) 933-6787.
  • Craighead County, Nov. 7-8, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m., Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, Jonesboro. Phone to pre-register, (870) 933-6787.
  • Craighead County, Dec. 5-6, Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m., Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center, Jonesboro. Phone to pre-register, (870) 933-6787.
  • Hempstead County, Aug. 22, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., UACCH, T&I 160, Hope. Pre-register at (870) 777-5580. Hempstead County, Sept. 21, 22, 24, 6-9 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 1301 West Ave. B, Hope. Pre-register at (870) 777-5580.
  • Hot Spring County, Sept. 14, 15 and 16, 6-9:30 p.m., Ouachita Tech College, Number 1 College Circle, Room A309, Malvern.
  • Howard County, Aug. 22, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Cossatot River State Park Visitor Information Center. Register at (870) 385-2201. Bring a lunch.
  • Howard County, Sept, 21, 22 and 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Cossatot River State Park Visitor Information Center. Register at (870) 385-2201.
  • Hunter EducationMarion County, Aug. 29, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Fred Berry Conservation Education Center, 851 Conservation Lane, Yellville. Phone (870) 449-3484.
  • Poinsett County, Aug. 24, 25 and 27, 6-9 p.m., Lake Poinsett State Park Pavilion. Pre-register at (870)578-2064.
  • Poinsett County, Sept. 21, 22 and 24, 6-9 p.m., Lake Poinsett State Park Pavilion. Pre-register at (870) 578-2064.
  • Pope County, Aug. 23, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitors Center. Register at (479) 967-7577. Bring a sack lunch
  • Union County, Sept. 1, 3, 8 and 10, 6-9 p.m., South Arkansas Community College library, West Campus. Pre-register at (870) 864-8453.
  • Washington County, Aug. 31. Sept.1 and 2, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office, 1155 Clydesdale Drive, Fayetteville.
  • Washington County, Sept. 14, 15 and 16, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Prairie Grove Junior High School Cafeteria.
  • Washington County, Sept. 28, 29 and 30, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., West Fork High School Cafeteria.
  • Washington County, Oct. 12, 13 and 14, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Winslow Fire Station. Washington County, Oct. 26, 27 and 28, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Farmington High School Cafeteria.
  • Washington County, Nov. 8, 10 and 11, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office, 1155 Clydesdale Drive, Fayetteville.
  • White County, Sept. 19, 8 a.m., Arkansas State University-Searcy. Pre-register with Twany at (501) 207-4049.
  • White County, Oct. 17, 8 a.m., Arkansas State University-Searcy. Pre-register at (501) 207-4049.
  • Yell County, Aug. 22, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Yell County Wildlife Federation Building, Dardanelle. Register at (479) 968-0567.
  • Yell County, Sept. 12, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Yell County Wildlife Federation Building, Dardanelle. Register at (479) 968-0567.
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