Free two-session program meets requirement for Indiana hunting license
KOKOMO, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region is offering the Indiana Hunter Education Course Sept. 13 and 14 in Tipton and Sept. 20 and 21 in Kokomo. The program is offered without charge and registrations are now being accepted.
Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1986, is required to be certified in hunter education by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources before he or she can purchase a hunting license. To pass the class, students must attend the entire session on both days.
- In Tipton, the class will meet at Ivy Tech’s outreach facility, 221 N. Main St., Tipton, on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8 a.m. to noon and Sunday, Sept. 14, from noon to 6 p.m. with Indiana Conservation Officer Brad Robins.
- In Kokomo, the class will meet at the Kokomo Event & Conference Center, 1500 N. Reed Road (Ind. 931), on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. with Indiana Conservation Officer William Dale III and several volunteer instructors including John Martino and Denny Heaton.
Martino said anyone interested in the outdoors can benefit from the course because of the range of information shared. This Indiana Hunter Education Course will cover the following:
- Safe firearm use and handling while hunting, as well as in the home
- Hunter ethics and responsibilities
- Wildlife identification
- Conservation management
- First aid
Although there is no age requirement for attendees, the class is more suited for those older than 10 as all students must score at least 70 percent on the 100-question final exam to qualify. Children younger than 11 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at every session. Also, at the first session, everyone younger than 18 must submit a completed liability release form. The form, which can be found through the link below, must be signed by the child’s parent or guardian.
To register, go to ivytech.edu/kokomo and click on the “Hunter Education” link in the index on the left side of the page. For additional information, contact Conservation Officer District 4 headquarters at (765) 649-1062 or John Martino at (765) 459-0561, ext. 734.