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Mandatory Field Day Workshop For Internet-Based Hunter Education Course To Be Held At Herrington Manor State Park

Oakland, MD — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be holding a Hunter Education Field Day Workshop as the final requirement for the Internet-based Hunter Education course. The workshop will be at Herrington Manor State Park in Oakland, MD on Saturday, September 12 at 9 a.m. Students must be age 16 or older to participate.

Students who successfully complete the internet course are required to complete a mandatory one-day Hunter Education Field Day Workshop which includes lectures, hunter safety skills demonstrations (including live-firing), and a final exam. Upon successful completion of the internet course, the student will be issued a voucher to attend the field day workshop.

“The Internet-based hunter education course is a great way for students to fit a hunter education course into their busy schedules,” says Clarissa Harris, Wildlife Response Manager for the Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Service.

Registration for the Field Day Workshop must be made on or before Friday, August 28, 2009 by calling 301-334-9180. The student must complete the internet course, print out the voucher and submit $10.00 at the time of registration. The Field Day voucher must be obtained prior to registering for the workshop.

For further information visit or call the Herrington Manor State Park office at 301-334-9180.

   August 18, 2009

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell

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