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VHS Sponsors Hunters Ed Course

By Staff | Nov 10, 2010

Valley High School, in cooperation with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Section, presented a Hunter Safety Education Course at the VHS Auditorium Nov. 4-5 during school hours. Individuals must be at least 10 years of age to be certified.

All persons born on or after Jan. 1, 1975, must be certified to be eligible to obtain a West Virginia Hunting License.

Once the class is over, passing students will be issued permits to be able to hunt.

Included in the training was basic gun safety, information about the different types of firearms and ammunition, archery, wildlife management, shooting, person safety and survival, game care, and hunter responsibility.

The course is open to the public and other schools in Wetzel County are urged to participate.

This was the second year that Valley High School has participated in the program.

Instructor for the class was Wetzel County native Rusty Nice. Nice recalled true stories that have happened in the class to add spice to the class and encourage student participation.

“Respect the landowner while hunting and respect his property,” said Nice. Wetzel County Schools have received a grant for school supplies for the Hunters Education Class, including guns and various hands-on materials.

Dominion has donated a lap-top computer, projector, and speakers for the classes. In addition, the Pine Grove Sportsmens Club donates the use of its building for classes, also.

Individuals must be pre-registered.

The course is free, but space is limited. To register, call 304-758-4374.