By taking the course now, people will have a chance to hunt big game this fall. Anyone born after 1948 must earn a Hunter Education Card in order to buy a Colorado hunting license. The online course is offered as a convenience to those who have been unable to take a regular hunter education class. However, the online course is not a shortcut. Prospective hunters should expect to spend about 12 hours studying the material. The final sections of the course, to be taken in person in Durango, include a written exam on Aug. 7 and a live-fire test with guns on Aug. 8. Both of those tests must be passed to obtain the card.
Preregistration is required. Contact Patt Dorsey at the DOW by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 970/375-6770.