The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Section will sponsor a hunter education course April 13 to 14 at Camp Popeye off Route 250 in Barbour County.
The course will be from 5 to 10 p.m. April 13 and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14.
Prior to purchasing a hunting license for West Virginia, mandatory training is required for anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1975. Students must bring their Social Security number to class.
The hunter education course is a minimum of 10 hours of instruction with hands-on gun exercises with inoperable firearms and dummy ammo, followed by a final exam. Those successfully completing the course will be issued a Certificate of Completion card, which will be proof of completing the course to be shown when purchasing a license.
Students must have reached their 10th birthday by final exam day to be eligible for a permanent card. Students ages 8 and 9 years old may qualify for a temporary card. No one younger than 8 may take the course. This course is recognized in all states and Canadian providences as well as Mexico.
These classes are offered free of charge. Registration is available at www.wvdnr.gov.