PUBLISHED: 12:30 PM on Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Fish and game offers basic hunter education course
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will offer a hunter education course from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Sep. 16 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sep. 17 at the Junueau Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range at 5670 Montana Creek Road, adjacent to the Juneau Gun Club.

The course includes instruction on firearms safety and handling, wildlife conservation and management, game laws and regulations, and hunter ethics and responsibility. Successful graduates will be awarded a lifetime hunter education certification recognized throughout North America.

All persons interested in being registered for this course are required to purchase an independent study packet at the JHEF (range) or room 201 in the Douglas office of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The study workbook, which costs $10, must be completed prior to the start of the course and brought to the class.

For more information, call the JHEF at 586-4101.

Walk-in program resumes at JHEF

The Walk-in Public Target Shooting Program at the Juneau Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range resumes Sept. 10 through May 23. The facility is open 6-9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 1-7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

The cost is $15 a lane per hour, or $90 for seven hours.

The program promotes firearms safety and handling, marksmanship and shooting skills, youth and adult competitive activities, and shooting sports and education.