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Multiple hunter ed options available for Georgia hunters

From Georgia Department of Natural Resources

-- Hunter education courses in Georgia are available by classroom, CD or online.

"Because of the importance of the information learned in a hunter education course, our agency has made efforts to meet the needs of many users," according to Walter Lane, hunter development program manager.

The classroom course and the CD-rom courses are free of charge.  The three available online courses each require a fee from $9.95 to $24.95, but all are pass or donít pay courses.  Fees for these courses are charged by and collected by the course developer.

Completion of a hunter education course is required for any person born on or after January 1, 1961, who purchases a season hunting license in Georgia, is at least 12 years old and hunts without adult supervision or hunts big game such as deer, turkey or bear on a wildlife management area.

Hunters ages 16 to 25 must present a hunter education card to purchase a license.

The only exceptions include any person who  purchases a short-term hunting license, such as the new Apprentice License or the 3-day Hunting and Fishing Combo License or is hunting on his or her own land, or that of his or her parents or legal guardians.

For more information, go to www.gohuntgeorgia.com. Select Hunting and then Hunter Education, or call (770)761-3010.

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