CBMM offers Hunter Safety Course September 17-20

. August 17, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering a Hunter Safety Course on Wednesday, September 17 through Saturday, September 20 with Maryland DNR-certified hunter safety instructor Ed Henry.

Hunter SafetySuccessful completion of the course earns participants a Maryland Certificate of Competency in Firearms and Hunter Safety. The program is free, with space limited and pre-registration needed.

To purchase a hunting license or to hunt in Maryland, state law requires a Certificate of Competency in Firearms and Hunter Safety for junior licensees. Additionally, persons under the age of 18 hunting on family property when a license is not required must have a Certificate of Competency in Firearms and Hunter Safety.

The course includes instruction in hunter responsibility, firearms and ammunition, firearm handling and safety, marksmanship and shooting fundamentals, principles of wildlife management, bow hunting, muzzleloader hunting, tree stand safety, first aid, water safety, and Maryland’s legal requirements. Firearms will be provided.

Participants will meet in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium each of the four days, with the course running from 6-9 pm. Wednesday through Friday, September 17-19, and from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 20. The afternoon portion of Saturday’s session will be held at an off-campus site. Participants must complete all four classes to receive the state-issued Certificate of Competency in Firearms and Hunter Safety. Participants under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration is required online at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/nrp/hunter_education.asp. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org

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