Adults and children looking to take a hunter education class in 2017 are reminded to enroll at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department's website, gf.nd.gov. Hunter education coordinator John Mazur said the majority of classes were already held, but classes will still be added throughout the year as they become finalized. 'Our volunteer instructors [...]

Adults and children looking to take a hunter education class in 2017 are reminded to enroll at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department's website, gf.nd.gov.

Hunter education coordinator John Mazur said the majority of classes were already held, but classes will still be added throughout the year as they become finalized.

'Our volunteer instructors will be adding classes, but not nearly as many as we move toward the fall,' Mazur said. 'That's why it is important to monitor our website and to act quickly when a class suits your needs.'

Interested students must click on the Buy and Apply link, hunter education and then 'list of hunter education courses.' Classes are listed by city, and can also be sorted by start date. To register for a class, click on 'enroll' next to the specific class, and follow the simple instructions. Personal information is required.

Individuals interested in receiving a notice by email when each hunter education class is added can click on the 'subscribe to news and alerts' link found below the news section on the Game and Fish home page. Check the box labeled 'hunter education' under the education program updates.

In addition, SMS text notifications of new classes can be sent directly to a cell phone. Simply text 'NDGF HunterClass' to 468311 to subscribe to this feature.

State law requires anyone born after December 31, 1961 to pass a certified hunter education course to hunt in the state. Hunter education is mandatory for youth who are turning 12 years old, and children can take the class at age 11.