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It's time to register for hunters education


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Petersburg hunter education instructor Ted Sandhofer, discusses range safety rules and the importance of eye and hearing protection prior to the shooting proficiency portion of a past Basic Hunter Education Course.

The Basic Hunter Education Course will be offered in Petersburg later this month, and hunters 12 to adult are welcome to get signed up with Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG). Brent Akers has been volunteering as an instructor for the program for around 10 years.

"Normally the course is focused on students that haven't had much hunting experience," Akers says. "But it's open to everybody."

The program is based on a 12-year-old reading level, but experienced hunters looking to freshen their knowledge can take the online course then participate in the field course. Prospective hunter...

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