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Community Schools

Posted: Monday, April 29, 2002

The following list of classes/activities that begin this week serves as a reminder to registered participants. If you are interested in a class or activity but are not preregistered, call the Soldotna Community School office to check on space availability, location changes and cancellations.

Soldotna Community School Brochures have been mailed to the 99669 zip code boxholders, general delivery and city routes. Extra brochures are available at the Soldotna and Kenai public libraries and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

Children are not allowed to wait unattended while a parent attends a class or to attend an adult class.

Tuesday

No classes/activities at Soldotna Middle School due to SMS concert.

Saturday

Hunter Education Home Study with Larry Lewis, Wildlife Technician III, Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Before coming to class, you must carefully read and study the Independent Study Guide (chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10) and complete the review section of the ISG Workbook that matches the chapters mentioned. Bring your completed workbook (you will not be allowed to participate in the class if your workbook has not been completed).

You will also be expected to have read Hunt Alaska (Selected Chapters: Choosing a Firearm, Cartridge and Bullet, pg 10-14; Water Treatment, pg. 22; Shot Placement on Alaska Game, pgs. 28-30).

The one-day Hunter Education Course requires a three-hour classroom session on hunter responsibility, firearm safety, wildlife conservation, game laws and ethics, before taking the written test. After the classroom session, you will be excused for lunch (approximately noon) and class will reconvene at the Snowshoe Gun Club firing range (approximately 1 p.m.). You must pass the written test (with an 80 percent score or better), the live-fire exercise and the hunter skills course to receive your Hunter Education Certificate. After registration, workbook packets may be picked up at Fish and Game. This session is contingent upon minimum registered participants.

Beginning in 2002, hunters born after Jan. 1, 1986 must possess Hunter Education Certification to legally hunt in units 7, 13, 14, 15 and 20. Certification is recognized in all 50 states.

This class is open to those 9 years through adult, but children 9 to 13 must be accompanied by adult. The class runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Soldotna Middle School library. Cost is $10.



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