Marvell hunters and outdoor enthusiasts born after Dec. 31, 1968, should make plans now to attend the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission's Hunter Education Course. The course is being offered Saturday, Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Marvell Public Library.
On July 1, 1985, AG&FC's mandatory hunter education law went into effect. Under this regulation, it is against the law for anyone born after Dec. 31, 1968 to hunt wildlife with firearms, crossbow or conventional bow, without proving that he or she has satisfactorily completed and approved hunter education course.
The only exceptions to the law are hunters born before 1969 and hunters younger than 16 under the direct supervision of a licensed adult, 21 years or older.
The hunter education course features such topics as safety, conservation, wildlife management, sportsmanship, archery, muzzle loading, first aid and survival and other pertinent hunting information. The purpose of the law is to inform and educate hunters and those that enjoy the great outdoors in The Natural State. In turn, the education should lead to safer and more responsible behavior by all hunters and outdoorsmen in Arkansas.
Anyone wishing to get more information about the course or to register should call 870-829-3183 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays.
For information about other hunter education courses scheduled in the area, call the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Hunter Education office at 1-800-482-5795 or go to the AG&FC Website at afgc.com.