Cane Creek State Park in Lincoln County will host a hunter education course on August 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In Arkansas, hunter education is required for anyone born after December 31, 1968. Children under the age of 16 are not required to have a Hunter Education Card, provided they are hunting with someone over the age of 21 who have a valid Hunter Education Card.

There is no set age requirement for hunter education, but all of the materials are around a sixth-grade reading level. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s hunter education course provides a good introduction to hunting and firearm safety. Topics covered include firearm safety, hunting ethics, safety and survival, and more. All students should bring a pen or pencil and paper, as well as any snacks or drinks. The course must be attended all day. After passing the test, students will receive a Hunter Education card.

The course is free, open to the public, and will be held at Pavilion #1. For more information about this course or to pre-register, call the visitor center at (870) 628-4714.