RIDGWAY, Colo. — An on-line home study Hunter Education Course is being offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Those who take the on-line course must participate in a skills class Aug. 13 at the Ridgway Community Center.

The on-line course is a convenient way for prospective hunters to obtain their hunter safety cards. Hunters can study the coursework on their own at home.

The skills class will include firearms safety with shooting, hunter responsibility, wildlife regulations and other hands-on activities. To obtain their safety card, students must pass a written exam and complete the live fire exercises at the skills class.

Ridgway is located in Ouray County in southwest Colorado. The Aug. 13 session runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1949, who wants to hunt in the fall, must have a valid hunter education card prior to purchasing a hunting license.

To register please call the Division of Wildlife at 970-209-2369. There must be a minimum of 10 people registered for the class for it to be held. Registration deadline is July 29.

WHAT: On-line hunter education class
WHEN: Start on-line anytime; field skills class Aug. 13
WHERE: At home and at the Ridgway Community Center

CONTACT: Call 970-209-2369 to register

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