Prospective hunters have one more opportunity to register and complete a hunter education or bowhunter education class prior to fall 2000 hunting seasons.
On Wednesday, July 12, Nampa/Caldwell area hunter education class registration will be held at Fish & Game's Southwest Region office, 3101 S. Powerline Road in Nampa. Register for classes between the hours of 12:00 noon and 8:00 p.m.
On Thursday, July 13, Boise/Meridian area hunter education class registration will be held at the Hunter Education Center, 109 W. 44th Street in Garden City. Register for classes between the hours of 12:00 noon and 8:00 p.m.
By state law, persons born after December 31, 1974 must attend and successfully complete a hunter education course before purchasing an Idaho hunting license. Anyone may take a course but only persons eleven years of age or older can receive certification. Hunter education course fees are $8.00 per person. "For registration purposes, we'll need a social security number and the eight dollar fee for every person desiring to take a class," Fish and Game hunter education technician Jim Lancaster said. "Parents do not need to bring their children to the registration. In fact, if you're tied up that day, and simply can't make it to registration, ask a friend who might be coming down to register for you."
Although not required, parents are encouraged to attend classes with their children and participate in the entire program. For more information, contact the Fish and Game Southwest Region office, 465-8465.