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IDFG hosting Panhandle safe skills workshop

August 26, 2021

Idaho Fish and Game staff and volunteers in the Panhandle Region will be hosting a "Hunt Safe Skills Workshop" in September.

Field days, previously required in conjunction with Fish and Game online hunter education courses, have not yet been reinstated after necessary changes due to COVID-19.

Several certified hunter education instructors in the Panhandle have generously offered to provide a similar program and experience to the traditional field days to anyone seeking to improve their hunting safety knowledge, with the hope that participants will leave with an excitement and confidence about their future hunting outings.

During the workshop, participants will learn how to safely:
  • Select proper ammunition
  • Load and unload firearms
  • Carry firearms in the field
  • Cross obstacles and transport firearms in a vehicle
  • Determine zones of fire and ethical shots on game
  • Choose proper shooting positions

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, September 18, at the Panhandle Regional office, 2885 W Kathleen Avenue, Coeur d'Alene.

The workshop is open to participants of all ages and skill levels. Class size is limited to 20 participants, so register fast before the class is full! Click here to register.

Cost of the workshop is $9.75, payable with your online registration.

Fish and Game hunter education programs are following the current CDC guidelines for in-person classes. Classrooms will be arranged for physical distancing and tables, chairs and equipment will be sanitized regularly. Face shields are recommended for those individuals who have not been vaccinated.

For additional information, contact Hunter Education Coordinator Wendy Koons at (208) 769-1414.

To learn more about hunter education in Idaho or sign up for a future class, click here.

Questions or Comments? Send us an email!

Mike Weland, Publisher  

6931 Main St.
P.O. Box 1625
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
(208) 295-1016

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