Hunter Safety course set at Sheriff's office

MORRIS – Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan announced that his office will be hosting an Illinois Department of Natural Resources approved Hunter Safety Education Course to be held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 30.

The class will be held in the Sheriff’s Department Training Room in the lower level of the James L. Olson Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. Illinois Ave. in Morris.    

Area residents will have an opportunity to learn the basic principles of hunter safety during the two-day course. The education material is based on a sixth-grade reading level.

This course covers the basics of hunter responsibility, wildlife conservation and identification, firearms and ammunition, field safety, wildlife management, first aid, archery, muzzleloading and state regulations. 

Persons completing the minimum 10 hours of instruction and successfully completing the final examination will receive a State of Illinois Certificate of Competency and a graduate patch.

Registration is open to Grundy County residents only at this time. General registration for individuals outside Grundy County will begin on March 1.

A $10 donation per student is requested to help cover costs associated with the course.

To register for the class, or for additional information, contact the sheriff’s office at 815-941-3122, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.