South Carolina Hunter Education Class
Belton, South Carolina 29627
Depot is located on the square in Belton. Please arrive on time, bring pencil or pen, and all children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Special Instructions for All Students All residents and non-residents born after June 30, 1979, need the hunter education endorsement and must complete a hunter education course before obtaining a hunting license in the state. If you were born prior to that date and attempt to acquire a hunting license out-of-state, you'll find that many states now require you to have a hunter education endorsement. The Hunter Education Program is dedicated to the safe enjoyment of our outdoors. Through this program, students learn about responsibility and ethics in the field, as well as firearms safety. Participants must pre-register at' www.dnr.sc.gov' and clicking on the hunter education icon or by calling 803.734.3995. All children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The minimum age to take the exam and be certified is 10. Participants are urged to arrive prior to the start time and bring a pen or pencil. The class will promptly start at 8:00am and probably break for about 30-45 minutes for lunch around mid-day. Students are encouraged to bring a bag lunch/snack or have a means to get a lunch in that limited time frame. It's first come, first served and is a free event.
The South Carolina Hunter Education Class is recommended for motivated students 12 years of age and older with good reading and comprehension skills who have some firearm and hunting knowledge or experience. Course materials are on a 6th-grade reading level. A typical Hunter Education Class lasts 8 hours with exam time.NOTICE TO PARENTS: Students under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.