With early goose season open until Sept. 25 and waterfowl and deer seasons quickly approaching, opportunities to complete the New York State hunter's safety course in St. Lawrence County are fading fast.
Only two courses have available open spots remaining.
Instructor Robert Tebo will host a hunter's safety course Sept. 8 and Sept. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Star Lake Community Center. Anyone interested in attending must call 848-3490 to register.
A course led by instructor Herb Moore will be held at the Edwards Fire hall Sept. 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. until finished. Both sessions are required. Participants must pre-register at the Russell Town Hall by Saturday.
All new hunters must successfully complete the appropriate Sportsman Education course before getting their first license.
Students must attend all sessions of a course, demonstrate proper attitude and safety, and pass a final exam.
Upon successful completion of a course, the student will receive a certificate of qualification to be used to purchase a license.
For most people, a license is required, even to hunt woodchucks and other "varmints" with no closed seasons.