Those looking to apply for a new hunting license have the chance to attend a free course at Rend Lake College to fulfill an Illinois requirement. Participation in RLC’s Hunter Safety course is a necessity in state statute for hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1980, when applying for a hunting license.
Course topics include wildlife management, firearms safety, hunter ethics, game identification, first aid, survival techniques, and regulations, and is taught by Sam Settle of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
The class will meet from 6 – 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8 and from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at the RLC MarketPlace, Room 354 A and B, in Mt. Vernon.
For more information or to pre-register for the course, contact RLC’s Community and Corporate Education Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1714. Pre-registration is required due to limited space. Participants must attend both sessions, and bring a pen or pencil to class.