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DNR Concludes Hunter Education Course in Bridgeport

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Harrison County residents packed the Benedum Civic Center in Bridgeport Wednesday evening for the third and final night of a Hunter Education Course. 

More than 60 hunters of all ages participated in the Division of Natural Resources' 11 hour course.

Safety topics ranged from guns and archery to tree stands and ATVs. 

Those who passed Wednesday's test of 50 questions received their Hunter Education Cards, which many hunters need to obtain their licenses. Those who were born before January 1, 1975 do not need a card to obtain a license.

Volunteer instructor Junior Moore has been teaching Hunter Education Courses for 16 years. He said the number of hunting accidents has dropped since the state made these courses mandatory, making his contributions time well spent.

"Our payment is - when I'm up at Walmart, and a little boy that took a class comes and shows me a picture of the deer he killed last year, it gets me. And I know I've done my job," Moore said.

Moore said he always expects a good turnout every fall in Harrison County. If you still need to enroll, Moore said the DNR will offer a few more courses later this month. For a complete list of dates and locations in Harrison County, visit the DNR website.