Firearms safety course offered
A firearms safety course sponsored by the American Legion and Sons of the American Legion starts next week.
A series of six classes are scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning Tuesday, April 10, and ending with a field trip on April 28. The classes will be held at Schwanke Engines, LLC, 804 Highway 14 East. The classes will be approximately two hours each — from 7 to 9 p.m. (A schedule of the class dates will be distributed to students at the first class.) Parent or guardian must be present with the student for the first class registration. Registration fee is $7.50 and will be collected at the first class.
The course is offered to boys and girls 11 years of age and older, and adults who wish to take the course. (Youth must be 11 years old as the time of the first class.)
In Minnesota, young hunters must take a firearms safety course and receive a certificate of completion before purchasing a license for big or small game.
Clay Target League is now a Minnesota State High School League sanctioned sport. Students must have firearms safety training to join the league.
Hunter education classes are taught by volunteer instructors who are also hunters. They are Jeff Christensen, Joe Kral, John Nicholson and Doug Raddatz.