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Hunter Education Classes Offered throughout the State

August 29, 2006

Alabama law requires those born on or after August 1, 1977, to successfully complete an approved hunter education course before they can purchase a hunting license. With Alabama’s hunting season just a short time away, those who need to complete a hunter education class have several options available. Hunter education courses are offered in a traditional classroom setting at various sites throughout the state. The course is also available on an interactive CD-ROM and over the Internet at www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/education. After completing the CD-ROM or Internet course, participants must attend a field day to receive their hunter education certification.

In addition to providing a foundation for novice hunters, the course is an excellent refresher for experienced hunters and is accepted in all other states and Canadian provinces where hunter education is mandatory before hunting license purchases. The course involves training in hunter ethics, state wildlife and hunting laws, firearms handling and safety, muzzleloading, archery, wildlife identification and management, outdoor survival skills and first aid.

Hunter education courses are scheduled in all 67 counties throughout Alabama. A complete list of traditional hunter education courses, CD-ROM/Internet course field days, and registration information is available online at www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/education. For more information on hunter education in Alabama, call 1-800-245-2740.

Hunter education CD-ROMs are available at each County Extension System Office and the following Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries offices:

District I and Swan Creek WMA Office
21438 Harris Station Rd.
Tanner, AL  35671
256-353-2634

District II Wildlife Office
4101 Alabama Highway 21 N.
Jacksonville, AL  36265
256-435-5422

District III Wildlife Office
8211 Highway 82 West
Northport, AL  35476
205-339-5716

District IV Wildlife Office
1820 C Glynwood Dr.
Prattville, AL  36066
334-358-0035

District V Wildlife Office
5093 Battleship Parkway
Spanish Fort, AL  36577
251-626-5474

District VI Wildlife Office
3520 Plaza Dr.
Enterprise, AL  36330
334-347-9467

Andalusia Wildlife and Fisheries Office
1100 South 3-Notch St.
Andalusia, AL  36420
334-222-5415

Demopolis Wildlife Office
1105 Bailey St.
Demopolis, AL  36732
334-289-8030

Montgomery Wildlife Office
64 North Union St. Ste. 514
Montgomery, AL  36130
334-242-3620

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