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Hunter safety registration scheduled for April 11 at SHS

Wisconsin Hunter Safety registration to be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Somerset Senior High School.

Anyone in the St. Croix Valley area interested in hunting and recreational shooting is invited to enroll in a certified Wisconsin Hunter Safety course to be held in Somerset. A person does not need to be a Wisconsin resident and there is no age specific requirement.

Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1973, must complete a safety course and show their certificate in order to purchase any hunting license in Wisconsin. Hunter safety graduates will receive a certificate that is accepted in every state, Canadian province and Mexico.

Registration will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at the Somerset Senior High School.

A Parent or legal guardian is required to attend the registration and orientation with any minor student, to sign the state required enrollment forms. Pre-registration by phone or online registration is not available. Registration is on a first in line, first registered basis, on April 11 only.

This 19-hour course runs for three weeks. Classes are 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday beginning April 25 and ending May 11. An additional class night will be held Monday, May 8. Field day will 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, with a rain date of Saturday, May 6.

All students are required to obtain a Wisconsin DNR Customer identification number as part of the course registration criteria and students must provide this number to the Instructors during registration. Students may obtain number by calling 1-888-936-7463 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Instructors cannot deny or prevent someone from taking this course, however people interested in taking hunter safety to meet the training requirements for concealed carry may be better served by taking a course offered by the National Rifle Association, a technical college or a private business that is specific to concealed carry training.

Please contact the Wisconsin Department of Justice at 1-608-266-1221 with any questions you may have regarding concealed carry requirements and the laws.

Any parent who would like to enroll a child with special needs is asked to call the lead instructor in advance of the course start date to arrange for any reasonable special needs accommodations.

Everyone teaching this course is a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources certified hunter safety instructor.

For additional information, contact Brett or Mary at 715-549-6410.