West Virginia Online Boating and Hunting Safety Courses Available Online June 1

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West Virginia Online Boating and Hunting Safety Courses Available Online June 1

5/21/09

New and updated online courses will be available for both Boating Safety Education and Hunter Education classes beginning June 1, making it easier for outdoor sportsmen to take the required classes.

"The online courses will feature new and animated graphics as well as narration," said Lt. Tim Coleman, Statewide Safety Coordinator for the Law Enforcement Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

The new courses can be found at www.wvdnr.gov under the "Hunter Education" and "Boating Education" links beginning June 1. There is a fee to take the courses online, but traditional classroom courses are still offered free through WVDNR.

Anyone who takes the online Hunter Education courses must still attend a practical test day and take a written exam; however, instead of printing out 12 pages as is required now, students will receive a one-page "ticket" and instructions for contacting WVDNR to take the test.

All persons born on or after January 1, 1975 must first successfully complete a certified Hunter Education course before purchasing a hunting license. For information about classes in your area, call 800-243-9968 or visit www.wvhuntered.com.

All boaters born on or after December 31, 1986, must have the West Virginia boating license on board when the vessel is underway to satisfy the West Virginia boating regulations. For information about local Boating Education classes, call the nearest WVDNR District Office or the Charleston office at 304-558-2784.


Contact:

Lt. Tim Coleman, Law Enforcement Section (304) 558-2784 law@wvdnr.gov
 


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