Although hunting seasons remain several months away, spring hunter education classes are now forming. Because of high interest and limited space, participants are urged to register soon.
Cascade residents can register for a class at Tackle Tom's in Cascade. The registration deadline is February 22. McCall residents should register for a class at the McCall Fish and Game office, 555 Deinhard Drive by Feb. 22. For more information regarding class times and dates, contact Fish and Game's McCall office at 634-8137.
By state law, persons born after January 1, 1975 must attend and successfully complete a hunter education course before purchasing an Idaho hunting license. Hunter education course fees are $8.00 per person and participants must be at least 11 years of age to attend. "Parents do not need to bring their children to the registration," Fish and Game wildlife educator Dan Papp said. "For registration purposes, we will need the child's date of birth, social security number, address and phone number."
Although not required, parents are encouraged to attend classes with their children and participate in the entire program.