Home Street Middle School Families,
Hunter Education programs have always taught young hunters the practice of firearm and hunting safety. Today, hunter education programs are about more than safety. They have been expanded to produce responsible, knowledgeable, and involved citizens young men and women who understand the importance of complying with hunting laws and behaving ethically. They teach young hunters about the importance of wildlife management, and differences of preservation vs. conservation. Hunter education strives to instill responsibility, and improve skills and knowledge. Responsible, ethical behavior and personal involvement are both essential to the survival of ethical hunting as well as wildlife conservation.
The first mandated hunter education program began in New York in 1949 to reduce hunting incidents. As hunter education programs spread across the country, safety coordinators formed what is now the International Hunter Education Association to create a core curriculum, which is the basis for this course.
Mono / Inyo County Fish and Wildlife Officials will be teaching a Hunter Education course at Home Street Middle School at no cost for all 6th, 7th and 8th graders. This course will be offered after school starting on January 30th through February 10th from 3:30 to 5:00pm. Students who pass the cumulative exam at the end of the course will earn a lifetime Hunter Safety card.
We hope that all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will be able to take advantage of this great opportunity to learn about safety, ethics, and conservation in the Inyo Wilderness!
Shane C. Dishion
Bishop Game Warden #490
(760) 920-7593 Cell
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Please call if you have any questions.