POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - This week, Idaho Fish and Game is offering its Ladies and Girls Hunter Education Class at the regional Fish and Game office in Pocatello.
This is a fun and educational setting for female students who would like to earn their hunter education certification. The course will be taught by female instructors who are eager to share their knowledge and passion about hunting, safety, and ethics in the field.
This course is for girls and women of nearly all ages nine and older.
The Ladies and Girls Hunter Education Class provides an opportunity for moms, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, and friends to get together and learn more about an activity that is not only fun, but a great way to enjoy the outdoors and become a part of Idaho’s conservation heritage. Participants will leave the course with basic knowledge, skills, and hopefully the confidence to move forward as a safe and ethical hunter.
Females (16 and older) make up only about 10% of the hunters in the U.S. according to information provided the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation.
For more information about this class or the Hunter Education program, please visit Idaho Fish and Game’s website at https://idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/education or contact Tessa Atwood with Idaho Fish and Game at 208-232-4703.