The deadline for applying for big game licenses is April 4. In order to meet this deadline for new hunters, the Buena Vista Hunter Education Association is hosting spring classes beginning March 12.
Classes will be held from 6:30-9 p.m., for six nights, three nights each week on March 12, 13, 15, 19, 20 and 22. Classes are held in the Buena Vista High School, in the front doors and down the right hand hallway. The mandatory field day is at the Buena Vista Sportsman’s Range March 17, with March 24 as the rain date.
The Buena Vista Hunter Education Association would appreciate you registering online for the class at cpw.state.co.us. On the home page, select the Learn link to a page with several links. On the right is Hunter Education and under that are links for traditional classes and online classes. On the bottom of that page is a link Register for a Traditional Class. Click on that, then March 12. Find the Buena Vista class and fill out the registration. Cost is $10. You may still attend the class and sign up on the first night of class.
Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1949 must complete a Hunter Education course if they wish to purchase a hunting license in Colorado. Colorado recognizes hunter education cards from every other state.
Lost Colorado cards can be replaced with minimal effort. Replacement cards cost $5 and are available at any Division of Parks and Wildlife Office.
Buena Vista Hunter Education Association is a group of six experienced instructors that volunteer their time each year to put on these classes. There is one class in the spring, before big game application deadline, and one in the fall. These instructors teach ethics, firearms, safe handling, survival, archery, wildlife management, and laws. Students then take a test and must also attend a field day where live fire and demonstrations are held.
For more information, please call Randy Hancock at 395-2888 or Kevin Madler at 539-8413.