ARDMORE, OK -- The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will host an Oklahoma Hunter Education Course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 20, at the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center, located at 2610 Sam Noble Parkway in Ardmore.
This course will be taught by Noble Foundation wildlife consultants and hunter education instructors Will Moseley, Mike Porter, Steven Smith and Russell Stevens; Oklahoma game warden Jeremy Brothers; and hunter education instructor Keith Morgan.
Topics will include hunter ethics, firearms and laws, as well as safety protocols, specialty hunting, and wildlife management and conservation. “Responsible hunting is more than just gun safety,” Moseley said. “This course is to help develop all facets of a hunter’s knowledge base, while being presented in a relaxed and fun environment.”
The Oklahoma Hunter Education Course is required for all Oklahoma hunters less than 31 years of age, before they can purchase a hunting license, deer gun permit or deer primitive firearms permit. This course is also required for most hunters in the United States. Oklahoma’s hunter education certification is accepted in all 50 states. To receive a hunter education certification, a person must attend the entire course, pass the written exam and demonstrate safe gun handling.
“While hunters benefit from this course, all those who enjoy Oklahoma’s wildlife benefit from hunters,” Moseley said. “The vast majority of funds supporting wildlife management in Oklahoma are generated from hunting.”
This course is open to the public and offered at no cost, courtesy of the Noble Foundation, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and Oklahoma Wildlife Management Foundation. For additional information or to preregister for the course, please visit www.noble.org/agevents or contact Jackie Kelley at 580.224.6360.