Firearms safety and ATV classes offered in Royalton

Firearms safety classes will be held Aug. 2, 6, 9, 13 and 16, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Bowlus Community Center and Saturday, Aug. 18, at 8 a.m. for testing at the firing range at the Royalton Sportsmen’s Grounds. The test day is a mandatory class attendance day — another testing date will not be offered for this class.

Students must be at least 11 years of age prior to the first date of class and will need to bring a copy of their birth certificate. This will be a traditional class. They will have classroom and field day training to get familiar with handling firearms in a safe manner.

Those interested need to preregister for this class, and can call Scarlett Feiler at (320) 584-5110 for more information or to register. This class is filling fast as it is the last one prior to hunting seasons coming up. Cost of this class is $7.50 after the class is successfully completed and paid direct to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The ATV class is being held Saturday, Aug. 25, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Royalton Sportsmen’s Club. Students must be at least 11 years old prior to the class date and have successfully completed the ATV Safety Training CD from the Minnesota DNR. The CD is available through the DNR by calling 1 (800) 366-8917 and requesting one.

This class is limited in size and students must preregister. Students will need to bring their own ATV that they are familiar with and fit, (no side-by-sides), helmet and gloves and a copy of their certificate. The Club provides a lunch for this class also.

For further information or to register for this class, call Tim or Scarlett Feiler (320) 584-5110. Cost of this class is $15 after the successful completion of class and is paid directly to the DNR.