Slots remain for hunter education course

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WALLA WALLA -- Signups are still being accepted by e-mail and some seats remain for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Hunter Education Fall 2009 Course at Walla Walla High School.

Seating is on a "first-reserved, first-seated" basis until all the spots are taken. Classes are held at the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps range adjacent to the high school's small gym.

To enroll, send an e-mail note to huntereducation_wdfw_wwhs@yahoo.com. The e-mail must include: last name, first name, middle initial, student's age when the course begins and the best "24/7/365" contact phone number, in case the instruction staff has any questions before the course begins.

After all seats have been filled, all additional applicants are invited to show up on the first night to take any unclaimed seats caused by no-shows.

Those will be on a first-come, first-seated basis.

The fall course begins Sept. 8. Classes starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. The classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays, for four consecutive weeks, and will also include a Saturday morning session for the field phase of the final examination. Classes will be Sept. 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 26, and 29.

There is no cost or charge for materials, for enrollment or for attending this course. Instructors are state-certified or volunteer subject-matter experts who have offered their time for the benefit of attendees.

The training team has a graduation rate in excess of 95 percent over the past several years. Students include young and old, the most recent class graduated students as young as 6 and as old as 68.

Hunter education training is required in Washington for all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1972.

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