The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will host a hunter education class in Upshur County at the DNR French Creek Wildlife Center from 6 to 9:30 p.m. April 2-4.
Students must attend all hours of all sessions of the 10-hour course and pass a written and hands-on test to be certified.
In 1994, West Virginia passed legislation requiring any person born on or after Jan. 1, 1975, to present proof of certification from an approved hunter education course to purchase a hunting license.
The course is open to the public and is free of charge. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult. Students must be 10 years of age to receive permanent certification. Students who are 8 or 9 years of age will receive a temporary certification.
Class size is limited to 45 students, so pre-registration is required. Those who would like to register can call Gidget at the WVDNR District 3 office at 304-924-6211 Mondays through Fridays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.