Arkansas State University-Newport will host an AGFC Hunter Education Class Oct. 5 on the college’s Newport campus.  The class will be held in the M&P Room of the Larry N. Williams Student/Community Center from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., with a scheduled lunch break.

Anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1969, must complete a hunter education course and carry a valid hunter education card to hunt in Arkansas. Youths under 16 may hunt without hunter education as long as they are under the direct supervision of an adult who is 21 years old. There is no specific age requirement to enroll in hunter education. However, the educational material is based on a sixth-grade reading level. Arkansas recognizes hunter education cards from other states. Arkansas’s hunter education program is recognized in all states as well as in Canada and Mexico. The class is free and there is no waiver associated with the class. To register for the class, please call Jennifer Ballard at 870-512-7861. The class is limited to 50 students.