DNR urges hunters to take classes

Mar 18, 2013

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says there are plenty of springtime openings for hunter education courses, which are required for nearly everyone buying a hunting license in the state. 

The only exceptions are for children under age 10 who have a mentored youth hunting license and those older than 10 with an apprentice hunting license.

Michigan has three types of hunter education courses: traditional classroom, home-study and online. They're held all year. But the DNR says April, May, August and September are usually the months when they're most available.

Sergeant Jon Wood is the DNR's hunter education program supervisor. He says people who wait until the last minute before the fall deer hunt sometimes have trouble finding a class or instructor.