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Firearms Safety Classes begin Aug. 11, in Eden Valley



The EV Sportsmen Club and Meeker Pheasants Forever are co-sponsoring the DNR firearms safety class in Eden Valley beginning Monday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m. in the EV Library at 306 State St. N. 
Students must be at least 12 (or turning 12 during this calendar year) before taking the course. The FAS Certificate becomes valid at age 12. The class is open to the first 35 students to enroll on the first night.

Persons 18 or older may take the course work on line, but must take the written test and perform the field test Aug. 21, to obtain their certificate. Talk to Gary if you are interested in that option.


Registration and the first class will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11. The DNR has adopted a new Student Self-Certification process for this and other youth safety courses. A parent must sign the registration form the first night of class. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be issued a temporary Safety Certificate as in the past. Students must complete the certification process and pay their $7.50 fee online to validate and print out their FAS certificate. Complete instructions are on the back on the temporary FAS certificate that students will receive after successfully completing the course.


Bring something to write with and completed book work to each class period. Course handbooks and a course outline will be provided. Classes will be held
Aug. 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, and 21, at the EV Library on Mondays Aug. 11
and 18, EV Civic Center Aug. 13, 14, and 20, and at the EV trap range Aug. 21, all from 6-8 p.m.

The field session will take place at the EV Sportsmen’s Club trap range near the Vails Lake public access from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. More information will be sent during the second week of the class. Call Gary Duncomb at (320) 453-7465, or Fred Johnson at (320) 453-6428 for more information.