Hunter Education Field Day set for Aug. 7

Submitted to The Chief

The Dallas County Conservation Board will be hosting a Hunter Education Field Day from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Aug. 7, at the Forest Park Museum. Hunter Education Field Day courses are offered by knowledgeable and certified instructors and Iowa Conservation Officers. Field Day courses include firearms handling, ethics and responsibility, Iowa hunting laws and a final exam.

In order to receive certification, a student must successfully complete an Iowa approved online Hunter Education Course prior to registering for the field day session. Students will be required to provide proof of the successful online training to the instructor upon arrival to the field day. The student must also pass the final exam in order to receive certification.

Hunter education is a mandatory program that is designed to introduce students to several life-long skills that are important to many different types of outdoor recreational opportunities. The course teaches students basic survival and first aid skills, water safety, wildlife identification and the basics of wildlife management, hunting laws and firearm/archery safety. Hunter education also stresses the importance of individual responsibility and outdoor ethics.

Iowa law requires that anyone born after Jan. 1, 1972, must be certified in hunter education before they are eligible to purchase an Iowa hunting license. For more information on this Hunter Education Field Course, visit or contact Dallas County Conservation Board at 525-465-3577.