Kansas hunter education courses on tap in the area

Fall is here in Kansas and that means hunting season is upon us.
Two Kansas hunter education courses are scheduled for the next two weekends in the Iola area. The courses are taught through the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
Youth younger than 16 may hunt without having passes through a Kansas state hunter education course if they are directly supervised by an adult.
Otherwise, anyone born after July 1, 1957, must have taken and passed a certified Kansas hunter education course. Anyone under 27 years much carry an approved hunter education card while hunting in Kansas.
A KDWP hunter education course will be Saturday and Sunday at Swanson’s Farms, 375 3800 St., Elsmore.
The Saturday session goes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday class is 8 a.m.-noon. There will be an hour lunch break at noon Saturday. Students are responsible for own lunches.
To register for the Swanson’s Farms class call the KDWP Region 5 office in Chanute, 620-431-0380. Students must attend both days.
Hunters 12 and older may hunt without adult supervision provided they possess a valid hunter education certificate and the appropriate licenses and/or permits. KDWP accepts approved courses from all other states.
There is a KDWP hunter education course Sept. 19-20 at the Woodson County Fairgrounds’ Bressner Hall in Yates Center.
Sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
The class — students must be 11 years old or older to complete the course and receive certificate — is limited to 40 students. Contact the Yates Center City Hall at 620-625-2118.