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Space available in upcoming hunter education classes

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Hunter Education Classroom courses are offered by knowledgeable and certified volunteer instructors and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers. Classroom courses are typically 12-15 hours in length and are held over 2 to 3 sessions (days). In order to receive certification, a student must attend all sessions and pass the final exam.

Iowa law requires that anyone born after January 1, 1972 must be certified in hunter education before they are eligible to purchase an Iowa hunting license.

Upcoming Hunter Education Classes

Feb. 27, Jefferson, Milwaukee Road Depot

March 1, Indianola, Izaak Walton League-Indianola

March 2, Des Moines, Izaak Walton League-Des Moines

March 6, Ottumwa, Izaak Walton League-Ottumwa

March 6, Winterset, Pammel Park Nature Center

March 7, Palo, Palo Outdoors

March 8, Central City, North Linn Fish & Game Club

March 8, Muscatine, Monsanto Recreation Building

March 10, Montrose, Lee County Conservation Board

March 10, Mount Pleasant, Henry County Nature Center

March 10, Waterloo, Hawkeye Community College - Waterloo

March 10, Chariton, Pin Oak Lodge

March 12, Cresco, Prairie’s Edge Nature Center

March 12, Anthon, Anthon Shelter House

March 13, Toddville, Wickiup Hill Learning Center

March 15, Knoxville, Marion County Sportsman Club

March 17, Ventura, Iowa Regular Baptist Camp

March 17, Oelwein, Regional Tech Complex

March 17, Maquoketa, Hurstville Interpretive Center

March 19, Clarinda, American Legion – Clarinda

March 20, Dubuque, EB Lyons Interpretive Center – Mines of Spain

March 22, West Des Moines, Raccoon Park Nature Lodge

March 24, Vinton, Izaak Walton League–Vinton

March 24, Fairfield, Southeast Iowa Skeet Club

March 24, Victor, Knights of Columbus

March 26, Burlington, Starr’s Cave Nature Center

March 27, Ames, Izaak Walton League–Ames

March 29, Tipton, Cedar County Conservation Board Office

April 5, Iowa City, Fin and Feather

April 6, Durant, Durant Community School

April 11, New Sharon, Mahaska County Conservation Board Nature Center

April 12, Ionia, Twin Ponds Nature Center

April 12, Des Moines, Baldwin-Patterson American Legion Post 274

April 14, Solon, Solon Lakeview Elementary School


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