Lake County hosts Hunter Safety course

Individuals wanting to hunt or teach Hunter Safety classes are invited to attend this course

BALDWIN — For the first time in many years, Lake County will host a Hunter Safety course for beginning hunters and anyone else interested in taking the class, including people interested in earning a Hunters Safety Instructor Certificate. This will be a hands-on training field day, with a written exam. Participants will need to read the Hunter Safety book or take an online course prior to attending.

The class will be held outdoors at the Lake County Sportsman’s Club. Those interested in attending are asked to meet at 9:30 a.m. sharp on Oct. 22, at Jones’ Ice Cream, 858 Michigan Ave., Baldwin, for the short drive to the club.

Leo Heska is the course organizer. Participants will be walking, carrying, practicing fence crossing and climbing, and shooting. Participants should dress appropriately, he said.

This course is sponsored by the Lake County Community Food Council and the Sportsman’s Club. The LCFC is interested in helping area residents learn how to grow, preserve, cook, fish and hunt to increase food security in our community. They also encourage hunters to donate all or a portion of their game through the Sportsman Against Hunger Program and the M-37 Meat Shack.

Participants should register in advance and may find more details at http://milakecounty.org/hs, http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/recnsearch/, by emailing huntered@milakecounty.org, or contacting 231-465-5111.