DNR Offers Hunting Safety Class

Kids in Cadillac had a chance to practice their hunting skills today.

The Department of Natural Resources offered the class to help kids learn how to properly shoot a pellet gun and cross bow.

The DNR focuses on teaching safety first.

The students are even given homework before the class to guarantee they get the most out of the day.

“We want to make sure they’re being safe in the woods all together. So we teach a lot of tree-stand safety, compass course, to get to and from your vehicle to get back out of the woods ok. And first and foremost that they’re handling firearms and their bow equipment properly,” says Edward Shaw. He’s a park interpreter with the DNR for Mitchell State Park.

These safety classes are offered year round, and signing up sooner rather than later will help guarantee a seat — especially as we grow closer to hunting season.