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WVDNR set to offer Hunter Education Class

The West Virginia Natural Resources Police will hold a Hunter Education Class in Randolph County at the WV DNR Elkins Operation Center on March 30, March 31 and April 1 from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. each evening.

Students must attend all hours and all evenings of the 10-plus hour course and pass a written and hands-on test to be certified.

Class size is limited to 40 students, so pre-registration is required. Walk-ins will only be permitted if space allows. If you would like to register, go to: www.register-ed.com and select West Virginia, Hunter Education and “Traditional Class” from the menu. Online registration only takes a few minutes to complete.

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 a license agent prior to purchasing a base hunting license. This course is open to the public and is free of charge. Students must be 10 years of age by the final evening in order to test for certification.

NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with state guidelines, students must wear a face covering while attending the class, unless the restrictions are removed prior to the class start date. Students are asked to bring a pencil and any additional PPE that they choose to utilize during the class.

The classroom location will be sanitized to the limit of officials’ abilities and social distancing will be adhered to as space allows. If you have concerns about attending a traditional class at this time, officials would suggest taking the online class in conjunction with the “Hands-On and Written Test,” or choosing to purchase one of the available “Apprentice License” options.

If you have any questions or problems registering online, please contact Sgt. Tim White or Misty Gregory at the WV DNR District 3 office at 304-924-6211 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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