From Indiana Department of Natural Resources
-- A new Sportsmen's Series consisting of a hunter education class and four themed workshops for hunters will be presented at Potato Creek State Park. The series kicks off with a hunter education class Sept. 20-21 from noon to 5 p.m. Participants must attend both days to receive their certification. The 10-hour course covers equipment, safety, ethics and skills and is open to all ages.
The series will continue with four specialty workshops on Thursday evenings, each at 7 p.m. The series consists of waterfowl hunting, Oct. 23; deer hunting, Nov. 13; small game hunting, Dec. 4; and turkey hunting, April 16, 2009. Each workshop will focus on tips and tactics; equipment; safety and laws for each game type.
The workshops will be taught by Indiana Conservation Officers and other experts in their specific fields. Attend one, or attend all, and improve your hunting knowledge.
All classes will be held in the Nature Center at Potato Creek State Park
This series is being sponsored by the Friends of Potato Creek. The classes are free; however a donation of $5 per person to offset materials and refreshment costs is encouraged.
The normal park gate fee will be collected at the Sept. and Oct. sessions. Advance registration is requested. To register for any or all of the Sportsmen's Series workshops, and for more information, call (574) 656-8186.