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Hunter safety course concludes in Ludowici July 29

Hunters, it’s almost that time again, time to pull out the orange vest and clean your rifle.

Deer season is just a couple months out and other seasons following closely. Anyone born since 1961 is required to take an approved hunter’s safety course before they can buy a license.

According to Ranger Patrick Gibbs, who is with the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division, when hunters take the course they become part of a 40-year tradition in the state. He said that the course is to educate people on how to be safe, knowledgeable and responsible hunters.

Gibbs said the DNR offers the course online, on a compact disk and in a classroom.

Gibbs said a course completing CD-ROM instruction will be offered in Ludowici on July 29. It will be at the Long County Department of Family and Children’s Resource building at 6p.m. Aspiring hunters will need to complete the CD-ROM portion prior to attending.

“Not only do students gain knowledge on subjects such as firearm safety and navigation, completion of the course is also required by anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1961,” Gibbs said.

For more information, go to or call (912) 264-7237.

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