Firearms safety, ATV classes planned for spring in Royalton

The Royalton Sportsmen’s Club will hold its one-day, all-day field and range day and ATV classes in April and is taking preregistrations now prior to putting information on the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Web site. Class sizes are limited and fill up fast after they are on the DNR Web site, so the Club encourages those interested to call early to get in.

The firearms safety class’ first meeting is Monday, March 4, at 7 p.m. This is a mandatory meeting that participants must preregister for and the student and parent must attend together. There is a lot of information at this meeting that is needed in order to take the class.

The one-day class will be held Saturday, April 6. That is the only day that class will be offered, with no make-up day available. If a child does not have Internet access or has issues learning off of the computer, they should not take this class. There will be a traditional class in August. The April class is taught and tested online and then another test and field skills are held, as well as a range test, on the April date.

Students need to be 11 years old prior to March 4 for this class. This class is required for those who are going to go hunting or who just want to have the confidence of handling a firearm safely.

The ATV class is being held Saturday, April 13, at 9 a.m. at the Royalton Sportsmen’s grounds. Students must be at least 11 years old prior to the April date and must also complete the DNR ATV safety CD. Students will need their own ATV, a helmet and a set of gloves. This class is required for anyone who rides on public trails.

Parents can get further information about either of these two classes or register by calling Scarlett or Tim Feiler at (320) 584-5110.