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August 11, 2005
Contact: Dan Boes, (360) 902-8115

WDFW offers hunter education class in Vancouver

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will conduct a hunter education class this month for prospective hunters ages 16 and older at its regional office in Vancouver.

Classes are scheduled Aug. 17, 26 and 27 from 6-10 p.m. at the WDFW regional office, 2108 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA.

Those interested in attending can register by calling (360) 996-6211.

Under state law, anyone born after Jan. 1, 1972 must complete a certified hunter education class to qualify for his or her first Washington hunting license.

While most classes are offered to prospective hunters of all ages, this one is specifically designed for those ages 16 and above, said Dan Boes, WDFW hunter education specialist.

“We’ve found we can move through the material more quickly with older students,” Boes said. “By offering an accelerated class for older students, we should be able to accommodate more younger students in our regular classes.”

For more information on WDFW’s hunter education program, see the department’s website at http://www.clearlight.com/hunting/.