Hunter Safety Classes

                                                        FREE HUNTER SAFETY CLASSES 

Sheriff Tom Reich of the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office announces the following schedule for FREE Hunter Safety classes.  The classes will be held in the Dep. Donald E.  Rice Training Room at the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office, 1025 Independence Blvd, Charlotte from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  

      July 12, 13, and 15, 2021 (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) 

      August 9, 12, and 13, 2021 (Monday, Thursday, and Friday) 

      September 13, 14, and 16, 2021 (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) 

      September 27, 28, and 30, 2021 (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) 

      November 1, 2, and 4, 2021 (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) 

Class size is limited to 25 students. Any student under the age of 10 will need to have a parent stay with them. Students will need to bring 2 #2 pencils and a face mask. We will have hand sanitizer available and a small amount of supplies if students forget theirs. Instructors will contact all students/parents before class to pre-screen everyone before coming.

To register, please call Allison Bowers at 517-543-5257 or email her at When registering, the student’s full name and birthdate are needed.

The Hunter Safety Course, or similar approved course by another state, province or organization, is a requirement to obtaining a Michigan hunting license for anyone born on or after January 1, 1960. Even though the course is not required for persons born before that date, it is recommended, especially for beginning hunters. 

Classes are taught by certified instructors who teach firearm safety and laws, basic hunting terminology, conservation, safe hunting practices, outdoor ethics, wildlife identification and management, survival, limited first aid and Michigan Wildlife Regulations. The course is free and prepares sportsmen for a safer, more rewarding experience while in the outdoors.