Allamakee County Conservation to host Hunter Education Class

The Allamakee County Conservation Board (ACCB) will host an Iowa Department of Natural Resources Hunter Education Class Thursday, September 29 and Saturday, October 1 at the Allamakee Sportsman Club, 450 Highway 9, Waukon. Students will be required to attend both days of the class in order to receive certification.

September 29 the class will be from 6-9 p.m. and October 1 the class will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Students are asked to bring a water bottle both days and a sack lunch October 1. The class will be free of charge.

Hunter education is a mandatory program that is designed to introduce students to several life-long skills that are important to the 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 January 1, 1972 must be certified in hunter education before they are eligible to purchase an Iowa hunting license. A person who is 11 years old or older may enroll in a course, but those who are 11 and successfully complete the course shall be issued a certificate which becomes valid on that person’s 12th birthday.

To register for the class at the Allamakee Sportsman Club, go to the following link:

For more information on this program or any program offered by the Allamakee County Conservation Board and the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center in Lansing, call 563-538-0403 or email