By Don Volger
Special to The SUN
On March 20, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., a hunter education youth-only Internet conclusion class will be held at the Ross Aragon Community Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd. (north of Town Hall).
The cost will be $24.50 for the online course; there is no charge for this conclusion class.
This class is limited to 10 students, 12 years old or younger, who have successfully completed the Internet course. Hunter education cards will be awarded to students upon successful completion of the entire course, which includes attending the classroom session and passing a written test and live-fire exercise. Youth who are 11 or older can obtain hunter education cards by successfully completing the online course without attending a “conclusion class” or participating in the shooting activities.
Students should register online by going to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) website, clicking on “Learn” at the top of the home page and following the directions. Class information will be posted for the general public on the CPW website sometime after Friday, March 12. Since the class size is limited to 10 students, it is important that you register as soon as possible after March 12.
Students taking this conclusion class must bring the certificate of completion for the Internet course and the student consent form, signed by a parent or guardian, to the class on the morning of March 20.
Please be sure to wear a face covering to class. Students will not be accepted without one. Students will remain distanced from each other and the instructors, except for family groups.
Students should also wear long sleeves to class, or bring a light jacket for the shooting activities to minimize skin contact with the rifles, which will be wiped down by an instructor after every use. In lieu of over-ear muffs for hearing protection, disposable, in-ear plugs will be provided. If you can bring your own eye protection, please do so. Single-use eye protection will be available for those who don’t have any. Firearms and ammunition will be provided. No personal firearms will be allowed.
All programs, services and activities of CPW are operated in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you have further questions or need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Don Volger at 264-2197.