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Hunter Education Field Day

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Saturday, March 26, 2022
9:00am to 1:00pm Add to Calendar

Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, Iowa 51542

Ages
12+

Cost
Free with $5/vehicle park entry fee

Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, March 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for an Iowa DNR-certified Hunter Education Field Day course held in partnership with the Pottawattamie County Chapter of Pheasants Forever.

Hunter Education Field Day courses are offered by knowledgeable and certified volunteer instructors and Iowa Conservation Officers.

Advance registration is required to attend this Field Day. For more information and to register please click the registration button or click here

Please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge. This event is free with a $5 per vehicle park entry fee.

Please note: In order to receive certification, a student must successfully complete an Iowa-approved online Hunter Education Course prior to registering and attending a field day. To locate an approved Iowa Online Hunter Education Course, please visit www.iowadnr.gov/huntered.

About Hunter Education Field Days

Field Day courses are typically four to five hours long and include firearms handling, ethics & responsibility, Iowa hunting laws, and a final exam.

In order to receive certification, a student must successfully complete an Iowa-approved online Hunter Education Course prior to registering and attending a field day.  To locate an approved Iowa Online Hunter Education Course, please visit www.iowadnr.gov/huntered. Students will be required to provide a field day voucher, received after completion of the online course, to the instructor upon arrival to the field day. Students must also pass the final exam in order to receive certification.

Hunter education is a mandatory program that is designed to introduce students to several life-long skills that are important to many different types of outdoor recreational opportunities. The course teaches students basic survival and first aid skills, water safety, wildlife identification, and the basics of wildlife management, hunting laws, and firearm/archery safety. Hunter education also stresses the importance of individual responsibility and outdoor ethics.

Iowa law requires that anyone born after January 1, 1972 must be certified in hunter education before they are eligible to purchase an Iowa hunting license.

2022 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie Conservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

Map to Hunter Education Field Day

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