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NH offers women only hunter education course Oct. 2

From New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

-- Women who want to take Hunter Education and prefer learning in the company of other women can take a special Women-only Hunter Education Course this fall.

The course entails self-paced online study, a written exam and a field day in Holderness Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants must be 15 years of age or older.

"This course is a great opportunity for women with busy schedules to learn the New Hampshire hunting laws and regulations, firearms handling, how to use a map and compass, and how to enjoy hunting safely so they can challenge themselves in the great outdoors this fall," said Josh Mackay,  hunter education coordinator.

There are two required parts to the Women-only Hunter Education Course that must be completed to receive certification are the online study and the field day; both portions include exams.

The online study portion is completed at the individualís own pace, and when ready, the exam can be taken online. There is a $15 fee. To access study materials and complete the online part of the course, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed.htm.

After passing the online exam, to register for the Women-Only Field Day Oct. 2 at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, 387 Perch Pond Road, Holderness visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed.htm.

Students participate in a firearms-handling session, a map and compass lesson and a live-fire course, capped off by a field exam. After the successful completion of the exams, participants will be a certified hunter, ready to buy a license and enjoy a great hunting season.

The Fish and Game Department has offered Women-only Hunter Education courses annually for the past 8 years. Women also may opt for traditional hunter education courses or field days.

To review available Hunter, Bowhunter and Trapper Education courses and sign up for courses or field days online, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed.htm.

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