Geauga park rangers offer a course for new hunters

Ohio's young hunters checked 5,795 white-tailed deer during the two-day youth gun season Nov. 21 and Nov. 22. Coshocton, Holmes and Tuscarawas counties led in the number of deer bagged during the youth hunt, reflecting harvests by adult hunters in those counties. As of Nov. 26, 40,950 youth deer permits had been sold, almost 3,000 more than last year. (Ohio Division of Wildlife photo) rOriginal Caption:

CHARDON, Ohio — Geauga Park District’s Ranger Department will offer a Hunter Education Course for young and beginning hunters Oct. 9 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Big Creek Park’s Donald W. Meyer Center. 

Coursework will be for first-time hunters who want to acquire a hunting license and will cover a range of topics from conservation, safety and ethics to the proper handling of firearms, bowhunting gear and more. 

Students should bring a pencil or pen and a highlighter, must attend both days and pass a 100-question multiple choice exam by a score of 75% or higher in order to obtain certification toward a hunting license after the course. 

All under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Registration for the course is required on the Ohio Division of Natural Resources’ website at


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