From Colorado Parks and Wildlife
-- Applicants who take the online home study hunter education course from Colorado Parks and Wildlife, must participate in a skills class Aug. 13 at the Ridgway Community Center.
Registration deadline is July 29. There must be a minimum of 10 people registered for the class for it to be held. To register call the Division of Wildlife at (970)209-2369.
The online course is a convenient way for prospective hunters to obtain their hunter safety cards. Hunters can study the coursework on their own at home.
The skills class will include firearms safety with shooting, hunter responsibility, wildlife regulations and other hands-on activities. To obtain their safety card, students must pass a written exam and complete the live fire exercises at the skills class.
Ridgway is in Ouray County in southwest Colorado. The Aug. 13 session runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Persons born on or after Jan. 1, 1949, who want to hunt in the fall, must have a valid hunter education card prior to purchasing a hunting license.