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Hunter safety course offered in DeKalb

Published: Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

DeKALB – A 10-hour hunter safety education course, sponsored by the DeKalb Police Department and Illinois Department of Natural Resources is set for 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 20, 25 and 27 at the police department, 700 W. Lincoln Highway. Attendance is mandatory at all three sessions.

Instruction includes firearms safety, hunter ethics, wildlife management, first aid, survival techniques, state regulations, basic archery, muzzle loading and game identification, with an emphasis on gun safety.

State law mandates any person born on or after Jan. 1, 1980 successfully complete the course before receiving their first hunting license.

To register or for more information, call the DeKalb Police Department at 815-748-8400. There is no registration fee. Space is limited to 40 students.

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