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Hunter safety course offered

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

A 10-hour Hunter Safety Education training course, sponsored by the DeKalb Police Department and Illinois Department of Natural Resources, will be held at the DeKalb Police Department, 700 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. The class is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 20, 25 and 27. Attendance is mandatory at all three sessions for successful completion.

Course instruction includes firearms safety, hunter ethics, wildlife management, first aid, survival techniques, state regulations, basic archery, muzzle loading and game identification, with an overall emphasis on gun safety. State law mandates that any person born on or after Jan. 1, 1980, successfully complete the hunter education course before they can receive their first hunting license. 

To register, call the DeKalb Police Department at 815-748-8400. There is no registration fee. Seats are limited to 45 students on a first-come, first-served basis. Any questions can be directed to Officer Guzinski.

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