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Alabama looking for hunter ed instructor volunteers

From Alabama Dept of Natural Resources and Conservation

-- Alabamas Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries is seeking volunteers to teach the finer points of being a safe, responsible hunter.

Instructors play a critical role in delivering the hunter education message to the 12,000 students who complete an approved hunter education course annually in Alabama. The efforts of hunter education instructors have led to a significant decline in the hunting accident rate during the past two decades.

Becoming a certified Alabama Hunter Education instructor is a two-step process that requires candidates to complete an Associate Hunter Education Instructor application and certification workshop.

The following are instructor classes currently scheduled:

July 12  Lee County, School of Forestry and Wildlife Science at Auburn from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
July 19  Houston County, Lake Fox Road East, Lot # 11 in Chancellor from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
August 4  Clarke County, Cooperative Extension Office in Grove Hill from 6 to 10 p.m.
 
All instructor applicants must be at least 21 years of age, enjoy working with young people and believe in and practice safe, responsible and fair chase hunting.

Additional information about becoming a hunter education instructor including a link to the associate instructor application is available online at http://www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/education/instructor.

For additional information, contact Marisa Lee, regional hunter education coordinator, at (334)242-3620.

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