Womens Hunter Education Course

McFarland Park, Story County

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Story County Conservation and Iowa DNR are teaming up to offer Iowa Hunter Education certification in a program designed for women ages 16 and up. This dual component course will include self-paced online study and culminate with a hands-on Field Day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on November 3, 2018, at the Story County Conservation Center in McFarland Park, Ames, Iowa. Women hunters and conservationists will lead the Field Day and provide an encouraging environment for new hunters, those looking for camaraderie with other outdoorswomen, or those simply wanting to learn more about conservation and shooting sports.

Participants must be 16 years of age or older, however, girls between the ages of 12 and 16 accompanied by an adult participant may also register and certify.

There is no charge to participate, but in order to certify, participants must complete the online portion sometime between registration and the field day and successfully participate in the field day activities including a short multiple choice test.  Field day activities will include a variety of firearm and archery handling and shooting opportunities, and overview of Iowa hunting laws and outdoor ethics, and open discussions and Q&A throughout.  

Since this will be a full day, lunch will be on-site. A light wild game lunch (e.g. venison chili) will be provided. If you have specific dietary needs or wish for something else, please bring your own lunch, snacks, or drinks. 

Please dress to be outside.  

This workshop is free, and class size will be limited; be sure to register by October 19th.

Participants must register by emailing Joli Vollers at joli.vollers@dnr.iowa.gov.

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Womens Hunter Education Course


Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


McFarland Park
56461 180th Street
Ames, IA 50010
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