Pottawattamie County Conservation & Pottawattamie County Pheasants Forever. are partnering to present a Hunter Education Field Day at Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, September 9th, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Advance registration is required to attend this Field Day. For more information or to register online please click the link below or visit hunter-ed.com.
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Hunter Education Field Day courses are offered by knowledgeable and certified volunteer instructors and Iowa Conservation Officers. Field Day courses are typically 4 to 5 hours long and include firearms handling, ethics & responsibility, Iowa hunting laws, and a final exam.
In order to receive certification, a student must successfully complete an Iowa approved online Hunter Education Course prior to registering and attending a field day. To located an approved Iowa Online Hunter Education Course visit iowadnr.gov/huntered. Students will be required to provide a field day voucher, received after completion of the online course, to the instructor upon arrival to the field day. Students must also pass the final exam in order to receive certification.
Hunter education is a mandatory program that is designed to introduce students to several life-long skills that are important to many different types of outdoor recreational opportunities. The course teaches students basic survival and first aid skills, water safety, wildlife identification, and the basics of wildlife management, hunting laws, and firearm/archery safety. Hunter education also stresses the importance of individual responsibility and outdoor ethics.
Iowa law requires that anyone born after January 1, 1972 must be certified in hunter education before they are eligible to purchase an Iowa hunting license.