Hunter education classes and a series of nature nights will be offered by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in partnership with the University of Arkansas at Monticello’s Department of Community Education.

A hunter education class will be held Saturday, December 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Conference Room A of the Taylor Library and Technology Center on the UAM campus.

The class will include both a lecture and hands-on demonstrations. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1969, must complete a hunter education course and carry a valid hunter education card to hunt in Arkansas. Youth under the age of 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 fee and no specific age requirement to enroll in a hunter education course. The deadline to register is Thursday, December 4.

In addition, a series of nature nights will be held on the second Tuesday of each month. The first class, titled “Deer Antler Jewelry,” will be held December 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery Room of the John F. Gibson University Center.

“Students will learn about deer antlers and create a unique piece of jewelry to take home with them,” said Memorie Dickson, coordinator of community education.

Nature nights are open to people of all ages. The classes are free, but registration is required.

Interested students may register by calling (870) 460-1327, emailing Memorie Dickson at [email protected]