From the Colorado Division of Wildlife
-- It might still be summer, but Colorado's fall hunting seasons are fast approaching. Any resident who plans to hunt this year, but has still not completed a mandatory hunter education course, should make plans now.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is offering a free hunter education class at the Library in Simla at the end of July. The three-session course will take place on July 29 and July 31 from 6-9 p.m., and Sat., Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Individuals must attend all three sessions and pass the final written test and live ammunition shooting exercise in order to be awarded a hunter education certificate.
Jeromy Huntington of the Colorado Division of Wildlife will teach the class. The course teaches how to handle a firearm, outdoor survival skills, wildlife identification, hunting ethics, game care, Colorado hunting laws and hunter safety.
Anyone may attend, however, because of the nature of the material covered, it is suggested that participants be at least 10 years or older.
All equipment and materials will be furnished, including firearms and ammunition.
To register contact Jeromy Huntington at (719) 227-5283 or by email at Jeromy.Huntington@State.co.us. Participants can also pre-register at the Simla Branch Library, (719) 541-2573.
Persons born on or after Jan. 1, 1949, who wish to hunt in Colorado must pass a hunter education course in order to purchase a hunting license.