Mecosta County Rod and Gun Club offers hunter safety course

MECOSTA — The Mecosta County Rod and Gun Club will offer a free hunter safety certification course on May 13, May 15, and May 17, at its grounds located at 10622 11 Mile Road (M-20).

The May 13 and 15 dates will run from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The May 17 class will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students must attend all three sessions.

This course is required for everyone born after 1960. It is preferred that students be at least 11 years old. Students under 11 years of age must be accompanied by an adult for all three sessions. A person who does not have a hunter safety certificate may purchase an apprentice hunting license. An apprentice hunter may purchase this license for two license years before he or she must successfully complete a hunter safety course.

Registration will take place at the first class. Parents must be present to sign the application form or send a signed note authorizing their child to participate in the class. There is no charge to the students.

Participants will get the opportunity to learn about and fire .22 caliber rifles, 20-gauge shotguns, muzzle loading rifles, crossbows and compound and recurve bows.

Instruction also will be provided in hunter responsibility, firearm safety, survival, tree stand safety, first aid, wildlife identification and maintenance of equipment.

Do not bring firearms or ammunition to any part of the course.

Over 10,000 young hunters have started their hunting experiences at the club. The club has provided top quality hunter education for over 30 years.

For more information, check the club’s website at mecostacountyrodandgunclub.org or call Jeff Greene at (231) 867-5646.

 

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