A hunter education class is being offered in Franklin County.

Jeff Cakin, Franklin County game warden, plans to teach a hunter education course March 16-17. The class is expected to run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Williamsburg Elementary School, 140 N. Louisa Ave., Williamsburg, both days. Attendance on both days is mandatory, and students must stay the entire class period to receive credit for attending the class.

Students must be at least 11 to attend, and students younger than 13 should have a parent or guardian accompanying them at the class. The class is free to anyone who wishes to attend.

The Saturday course primarily will involve classroom work, and Sunday is expected to involve both class and practical exercises, Cakin said. Rain or shine, participants should be prepared for outside conditions, he said. Long pants, closed shoes and water bottles are recommended. Eye and ear protection, firearms and ammunition will be provided, however students may bring their own safety equipment if desired. Students may not bring their own firearms or ammunition. A sack lunch is recommended for the Saturday class, as no lunch will be provided.

Anyone born on or after July 1, 1957, must be certified by an approved course in hunter education before they can hunt in Kansas. Those 15 and younger may hunt without hunter education certification if they are under the direct supervision of an adult (18 or older).

Students must pre-register for the class by calling Christina Allis at (785) 418-5720 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The class size is limited to 30 students. Those who register after the class size has been exceeded will be notified before the class.

Call Cakin at (620) 450-7192 with questions.