Haywood Community College’s Department of Arts, Sciences, and Natural Resources and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will offer Hunter Safety courses on November 14 through 15 from 6-9 p.m. on the HCC campus in Building 3300, Room 3322. Participants must attend two consecutive evenings to receive their certification.

More than a firearm safety course, instruction includes ethics and responsibility, conservation and wildlife management, wildlife identification, survival and first aid, specialty hunting and tree stand safety

These courses are offered as a community service and are free of charge. There are no minimum age requirements, however, classes are taught at a sixth grade level and tests must be completed without assistance. This certification is accepted in every state and province in North America.

Pre-registration is required. Anyone interested in taking a hunter safety course must register online in order to attend any session.  Course registration may be completed at www.ncwildlife.org.