Educated hunters

Wyoming Game & Fish Department Hunter Education Class graduates, fall 2011, back row left to right: Twila Rauth, Matt Stefanich, Ramona Lewis, Nelda Mills, Angela Donaway, Tess Policky, Sherry Sullivan, Derek Paller; third row: Nathan Diede, T-Colton Watt, Nate Baker, Logan White, David Finn, Amanda Stugelmeyer, Luke Sullivan; second row: Brendan Diede, Preston Castor, Gregory Nelson, Micheal Donaway, Lane Mills, Laramie Lewis, Logan Stefanich, Braylan Materi; front: Chauncey Jenerou, Eland Rivers, Myles Stefanich, Austin Humphery, Aaron Kanode, Chance Watt. Also attending the class but not available for the photo: Dominque Nelson, Zachary Nelson.

This class of 30 students completed the Wyoming Game & Fish Department Hunter Education Class recently held in Sundance. This class involves about 17 hours of class instruction, marksmanship, gun handling and the passing of a written test. The class is offered free of charge in Sundance with sponsorship by the Sundance Rod & Gun Club, books and materials by the Wyoming Game and Fish Dept., facilities provided by the Crook Co. Fair Board, equipment through a grant by Powder River Energy Corporation and time donated by certified volunteer instructors. Special sessions were given by local game warden Chris Teter and by Terry Everard.
The Hunter Education/Safety Card awarded after the successful completion of the class is required in Wyoming for all holders of hunting licenses, hunting with a firearm, who were born on or after Jan. 1, 1966.
Two courses are offered each year in Sundance and the next class will be in late March or early April 2012, just prior to the spring turkey hunting season. Hunter Safety & Education information and the dates of upcoming classes can be found on the Wyoming Game and Fish web site under Education / Hunter Education. Local contacts about future Hunter Education & Safety Classes in Sundance are Doug Ramsey and Ed Mignery.