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Hunter education classes available

Adults and children looking to take a hunter education class in 2018 can enroll at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov.

Interested students must click on the education link. Classes are listed by city and also can be sorted by start date. To register for a class, click “enroll” next to the specific class, and follow the simple instructions. Personal information is required.

State law requires anyone born after Dec. 31, 1961, to pass a certified hunter education course to hunt in the state. Hunter education is mandatory for youth who are turning 12 years old. Children who turn age 11 during the calendar year can take the class.

Hunting guide, outfitter test set

The next guide and outfitter written examination is at 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department office in Bismarck. The test is given periodically to anyone interested in becoming a hunting guide or outfitter in the state.

In addition to passing a written exam, qualifications for becoming a guide include a background check for criminal and game and fish violations, certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and standard first aid and employment by or contract with a licensed hunting outfitter.

Hunting outfitter eligibility requirements include the guide qualifications, as well as an individual must have held a hunting guide license for two years and must have proof of liability insurance.

Interested individuals are required to register by calling the Game and Fish Department’s enforcement office at 328-6604.

-- Compiled from press releases and staff reports

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