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DNR Offers Maryland Hunter Safety Education Class In Garrett County

FRIENDSVILLE, MD — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will offer a Hunter Education Course on January 8, 10, 15 and 17, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Sand Spring Church of God on 1030 Fearer Road in Friendsville. In order to pass the course, participants must attend all four sessions.

Interested participants must pre-register by Friday, January 4, 2008 by calling 301-334-4255 or visiting Mt. Nebo Wildlife Management Area at 1728 Kings Run Road in Oakland, where the class manuals can also be obtained. There is a $5.00 nonrefundable fee for the class. All students under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate.

The course includes classroom sessions, a field practical and a live-firing practical. A written test will be given at the end of the course. Attendees must be present at all four sessions, pass the written test and field exercises, and be recommended by the instructor based upon attitude, maturity and skills in order to receive certification.

Maryland law requires all individuals born on or after July 1, 1977 and hunters that did not possess a Maryland hunting license prior to this date complete a Hunter Education Program prior to obtaining a Maryland hunting license.

For more information, contact the Mt. Nebo office at 301-334-4255 or visit www.dnr.maryland.gov/nrp/education/.