DeKALB – The DeKalb Police Department is offering a 10-hour safety-training course for hunters in March.
According to the department's Facebook page, the three-day class will include firearms safety, hunter ethics, wildlife management, first aid, survival techniques, state regulation information, basic archery, muzzle loading and game identification, all with an emphasis on gun safety.
There is no registration fee, but the class – sponsored by the DeKalb police and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources – is limited to 25 students, and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participants must attend all three courses for all 10 hours to receive their hunting license.
The training course will take place in three sessions: March 5, March 7 and March 12, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the second floor of the DeKalb Police Department, 700 W. Lincoln Highway.
According to the social media post, Illinois state law mandates any person born on or after January 1, 1980, must successfully complete the full course to receive their first hunting license.
To register, call the police department at 815-748-8400 and dial option No. 1, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.