Hunter Education Being Offered; Combination Course For Both Firearm And Bow

WAYNE – A combo safety class will be offered for both firearm and bow throughout the month of September.

From the Wayne Elementary School commons, pre-registration is required at the Nebraska Game & Parks website, outdoornebraska.ne.gov.

From 6:30 – 9 p.m.; courses will be held on Tuesday and Thursday, September 14 and 16; Tuesday and Thursday, September 21 and 23 as well as Tuesday and Thursday, September 28 and 30.

Firearm hunters ages 12 through 29 must have completed a firearm education course and carry proof when hunting any species with a firearm, muzzleloader or air gun. Additionally, archery hunters ages 12 through 29 must have completed a bowhunter education course and carry proof when hunting deer, antelope, elk or mountain sheep with a bow or crossbow.

A combination course will provide instruction from knowledgeable and dedicated volunteer instructors in the safe use of firearm and archery equipment, fundamentals of hunting, shooting and hunting techniques, game identification, conservation management as well as hunter ethics.

Students 11 years of age and older on the examination day will be able to take the test and complete the course and may be issued certificates of successful completion of both Firearm and Bowhunter Education.

The classroom course is a minimum of 12 hours total and a minimum of 2 sessions. Most classes offered are 2 to 5 sessions.

Any child under 11 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian every session as those under 11 years of age will be required to complete the class in full following their 11th birthday.

Online registration is only available to those ages 11 and older. At the first session, everyone under 18 years of age must give the instructor a signed, completed Parental Release Form (download, print, and sign) while all students under 19 years of age should be accompanied by a parent/guardian to the first session to ensure appropriate information is received on dates, sessions and additional requirements.

All registrants for this event must be 11 years of age by September 30, 2021.

For questions or for more information, contact Mark Niemann at 402-369-3636; Ed Brogie at 402-369-0772 or Lee Brogie at 402-369-0771.

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