Press Release: Albemarle Sheriff Announces First Time Hunter Safety Course
Sheriff Chip Harding
Albemarle County Sheriff's Office Press Release July 19, 2012
Albemarle Sheriff Chip Harding Announces First Time Hunter Safety Course
To promote safe hunting the basic 10 hour course will be presented, plus additional time for firing and caring for shotguns & rifles. Students should bring hearing and eye protection in addition to their own ammunition, shotgun and or rifle if they plan on staying after the course is over for supervised shooting instruction. Classes are held outside under a tent. Students (with a parent) are welcome to camp out over night. There is no charge for the course and the Albemarle Sheriff's Office Foundation will provide a free wild game lunch both days from private contributions.
Registration is necessary: Please register asap by calling Deputy Ike Wright at 434-566-2164 ( class has a capacity of 30 students)
The class dates are: 8/25/2012 and 8/26/2012 from 9:00AM to 4:30PM each day. Your state certified "Master Outdoor Educator" and certified firearms instructor is Deputy Ike Wright.
Directions: From Charlottesville take Rt. 20 south to Scottsville & take Rt. 6 west. Drive approx. 4 miles and take left on Porters Road. Go just under 2 miles and look for the sign 001 HUNT on the left. (Liberty Corner Farm) turn left into the parking area and you will see the class.
Note: All first time hunters (no license prior to 1988) and young people (age 12 through 16) are required by state law to pass a certified Hunter Safety Course (ten hours of instruction). The course covers wilderness survival as well as bow hunting, muzzle loading firearms, and modern shotguns and rifles. Those completing the course will receive a certificate, I.D. card and a patch. Open to ages 10 and up. Students in elementary & middle school must attend with parent. No fee for the course.
J.E. "Chip" Harding Sheriff Albemarle County 411 E. High Street Charlottesville, VA 22902