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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- If you're planning on enjoying hunting in Arkansas, you'll need to know about hunter education classes.

Steve Wildman Wilson with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission shared more about a class he'll be teaching in August.

Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1969, must complete a hunter education course and carry a valid hunter education card to hunt in Arkansas. Youths under 16 may hunt without hunter education as long as they are under the direct supervision of an adult who is 21 years old. There is no specific age requirement to enroll in hunter education. However, the educational material is based on a sixth-grade reading level. Arkansas recognizes hunter education cards from other states. Arkansas's hunter education program is recognized in all states as well as in Canada and Mexico.

The preferred hunter education method is through a 10-hour instructor-led classroom and hands-on demonstration. Classes may be a few hours a night for three to four nights or a full Saturday class. The final class will end with a test to pass the course. Interested students may call 800-482-5795 to find a course in their area.

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