Today, Governor Jared Polis signed important Hunter Education Legislation, House Bill 22-1168.
House Bill 22-1168 allows local education providers, upon entering into an agreement with an individual or entity that offers hunter education courses certified by the division of parks and wildlife (division), to provide a hunter education course (course) to all seventh graders. The course must satisfy the requirements of a hunter education course certified by the division; except that hands-on activities are not required. The course must be taught by a division-certified instructor. A parent or legal guardian must provide permission for a student to participate in any hands-on activities that are offered as part of the course.
Thank you to Rep. Hugh McKean and those legislators who voted in favor of HB 22-1168 for helping to get this passed. Also, thank you to NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters who continued to contact their lawmakers in support of this import Hunter Education measure.