Colorado 7th graders can take hunters safety in school

Photo credit: Mather Mckallor

If you live in Colorado and want your child to take hunter’s safety in school, now they can. On April 22, Governor Jared Polis signed House Bill 22-1168 into law, which allows Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) the ability to provide a hunter education course to all interested seventh graders.

The bill permits local schools to hold the course, which would be taught by a CPW division-certified instructor. Per HB 22-1168, the course “must satisfy the requirements of a hunter education course certified by the division; except that hands-on activities are not required.” It’s a great way to meet the requirement while also teaching about gun safety and the role hunters play in conservation and management, according to Howl for Wildlife.

Please note that before any student could take the course, they will need parent or legal guardian permission.


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