Shelby County Hunter Education Instructor Class Scheduled for June 30

Passing on our hunting heritage and positively influencing young Alabama hunters to be safe while afield is extremely important to many seasoned hunters. The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries needs your assistance if you are the type of person who takes pride in protecting our hunting heritage by passing on the finer points of being a safe, responsible hunter. Volunteer instructors play a critical role in delivering the hunter education message to the 12,000 students who successfully complete an approved hunter education course annually in Alabama. The efforts of Hunter Education Instructors have led to a significant decline in the hunting accident rate during the past two decades.

Becoming a certified Alabama Hunter Education Instructor is a two-step process that requires instructor candidates to complete an Associate Hunter Education Instructor application and successfully complete the hunter education certification workshop.

An instructor class will be held June 30, 2011 at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Training Center in Columbiana from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

All instructor applicants must meet the following requirements:

• Be at least 21 years of age
• Enjoy working with young people
• Believe in and practice safe, responsible hunting and “fair chase”

Additional information about becoming a hunter education instructor can be found on the following website:  along with a link to the associate instructor application. If you have questions or would like additional information, contact Marisa Lee, regional hunter education coordinator, at 334-242-3620.