The Craggie Hope Community and Bethany Hills Christian Camp will be hosting a TWRA Hunter Education class August 19th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd from 6:00PM to 9:00PM with the live fire and graduation to be August 24th at 9:00AM. Anybody born on or after January 1, 1969 is required by the State to take and pass an Agency-approved class in order to hunt. Many older hunters also choose to take the class to satisfy the requirements of other states.
The hunter education course is taught free-of-charge and consists of a minimum of ten (10) hours of classroom participation and a live firing exercise. Students will develop the correct attitude toward firearms and hunting, receive knowledge of firearms and archery, wildlife management, hunter responsibility, survival and first aid, home firearms safety, safety afield, firing range procedures and field care of game animals. Many students even take the courses who are not intending to actively hunt, just for the information the course has to offer.
Students must be at least 9 years old, (or turn 9 by the test date) to become certified. (Younger students may audit the course.) Students must also attend every session in the course, pass a written test, and live fire exercise for course certification.
TWRA requires online registration at www.tnwildlife.org. Search for hunter education classroom class, by date, for Bethany Hills Camp. For additional information on this class and registration problems, contact the TWRA Region 2 office at 781-6622.
Plan to come and bring a clip board and pencil. Books will be provided by TWRA. Plan to share your knowledge and have a fun and informative time.
Other Courses and information can be found on the TWRA website.