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Basic Hunter Education Course March 23rd & 24th


March 20, 2007
Tuesday AM

Ketchikan, Alaska - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will offer a Basic Hunter Education Class in Ketchikan March 23rd and 24th. Course graduates will receive a Basic Hunter Education Certificate which is recognized anywhere in the United States.



Many hunts especially in other states require this certification before obtaining a hunting license. This course will be given during two sessions, one evening session Friday from 5:30pm until 9:30pm, and Saturday morning from 9:00 am until 1pm. Both sessions will be conducted at the Ketchikan Rod and Gun Club. This course is recommended for anyone wanting to learn more about hunter safety and provides a Basic Hunter Education Certificate recognized nation-wide.

This class is a self-study course and provides the student with material to study at their own pace. After completing their workbook they will participate in 4 hours of classroom instruction and another 4 hours of field and range time.

During the entire 8 hours of instruction students will be handling real guns. These guns have been cut-away to allow inspection of the different mechanisms and actions and to insure they are safe for handling in a classroom. All of this hands-on experience will reinforce safe muzzle direction and gun handling in real situations. On the range students will participate in a field exercise which challenges everyone to estimate ranges and safe shooting scenarios. Students will also shoot 22 rifles from various shooting stances and will be required to shoot for proficiency at 25 yards. All weapons, targets, and ammo will be provided.

To prepare for this self-study course, students are asked to study their manuals and fill in all the blank spaces provided in the manual. If a student has questions about a particular question in the manual prior to the class they may contact the Fish and Game Office for assistance. The material is self-explanatory and the answers are all found in the manual or the State Hunting Regulations. Students are also asked to practice at the range with 22 rifles prior to coming to the range with the class and practice shooting at 25-30 yards from all positions. There will be a final written exam during the last 1.5 hours of the second day.

There is a sign up sheet at the Fish and Game office and a $10 nonrefundable fee per student. This fee helps pay for the study packet and class materials. The course will be held at the Ketchikan Rod and Gun Club. For more information please call the Ketchikan Fish and Game office 225-2475.



Source of News:

Alaska Department of Fish & Game


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