Hunter Safety Classes


Sheriff Tom Reich of the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office announces the following schedule for free Hunter Safety classes.  The response last year was tremendous and the classes were very well received.  The classes will be held in the Dep. Donald E.  Rice Training Room at the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office, 1025 Independence Blvd, Charlotte from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. the first 2 nights of class and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the last night of class: 

      July 8, 9, and 10, 2019 (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) 

      August 5, 6, and 8, 2019 (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) 

      September 9, 10, and 11, 2019 (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) 

      September 23, 24, and 26, 2019 (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) 

      October 7, 8, and 10, 2019 (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) 

      November 4, 5, and 6, 2019 (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) 

Class size is limited to 50 students each session and there are no age restrictions.  To sign up or if you have any questions, please contact Patrick Barnes at 543-5257.  When registering, we will need the student’s full name and birthdate. 

The Hunter Safety Course, or similar approved course by another state, province or organization, is a requirement to obtaining a Michigan hunting license for anyone born on or after January 1, 1960. Even though the course is not required for persons born before that date, it is recommended, especially for beginning hunters. 

Classes are taught by certified instructors who teach firearm safety and laws, basic hunting terminology, conservation, safe hunting practices, outdoor ethics, wildlife identification and management, survival, limited first aid and Michigan Wildlife Regulations. The course is free and prepares sportsmen for a safer, more rewarding experience while in the outdoors.