The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is offering a free hunter education class this weekend in Starke County. It’s open to hunters of all ages and will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, at the Kankakee Fish and Wildlife Headquarters, 4320 W. Toto Road in North Judson from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. CDT.
Pre-registration is required and can be completed online at www.indianahuntereducation.com. Participants under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone who attends needs to bring a sack lunch.
Participants must complete both sessions in order to become certified. Instructors will teach safe firearm use and handling while hunting and in the home, hunter ethics and responsibility, game identification and conservation management.
Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1986 is required to take a hunter safety class before they can purchase a hunting license.