The second of three hunter education classes to be offered in Neshoba County will be conducted this Saturday, Oct. 6, starting at 8 a.m. at the Community Development Partnership Depot next to the railroad tracks and the Neshoba County Co-op.

This class is required for all persons to legally hunt from age 12 to adult.

The only exception is if you were grandfathered in and were born before 1972.

Let me remind you older hunters however that if you plan on any out of state hunting trips you will probably also need to take this course.

Most states require that all out of state hunters take a hunter safety course.

Finally donít forget all youth must take this course before they can obtain a hunting license at age 16.

For more information on this course you can call (601) 656-4602.

Pre-registration is requested.

Hunter education is a program designed to benefit inexperienced hunters regardless of age and is an excellent refresher course for anyone who enjoys hunting.

Hunter education continues to grow in communities where citizens want to reduce the possibility of hunting injuries, and ensure that hunters behave responsibly.

To hunt safely and responsibly is the duty of each hunter.

To make a wonderful and safe sport even safer is the responsibility of all.

Hunting is much more than just taking a game animal; it means meeting your responsibility to the land, the landowner, other hunters, the game, the public and to yourself.

We see the world changing around us daily.

Some people are even questioning the need for hunting, even though it is an old and respected art.

As a hunter, your knowledge and conduct will play a large part in the future of the sport.

What hunting will be tomorrow is really up to you!

The hunter education class taught in Neshoba County is a cooperative effort between the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks; the Mississippi State University Extension Service; and volunteer instructors.

Each year we offer three classes in late summer and early fall.

The third hunter education class will be Nov. 3.

Each of these classes will be held in the Community Development Partnership Depot.


• Oct. 3-14 - Mississippi State Fair

• Oct. 4 - Early Arriving Beef Cattle to Mississippi State Fair, 1-6 p.m.

• Oct. 5 - Stall Beef Cattle by Noon; Weigh Cattle 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Process Beef Cattle 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Oct. 6 - Hunter Education, 8 a.m., Community Development Partnership Depot.

• Oct. 6 - Market Steer Show, 3 p.m. State Fairgrounds.

• Oct. 7-13 - National 4-H Week

• Oct. 7 - Beef Showmanship, 11 a.m., State Fairgrounds.

• Oct. 8 - Beef Breeding Show, 8:30 a.m., State Fairgrounds.

• Oct. 10 - County 4-H Council, 3:30 p.m., Neshoba Coliseum.

• October 11 - Dairy Arrival Deadline, 1:00 p.m., State Fairgrounds.

• Oct. 11 - Neshoba County Cattlemanís Association Meeting, 6 p.m., Neshoba Coliseum.

• Oct. 12 - Open Dairy Show, 9 a.m., State Fairgrounds.

• Oct. 13 - Junior Dairy Show, 8:30 a.m., State Fairgrounds.

• Oct. 13 - Make A Difference Day Fishing Rodeo for Nursing Home and Wheelchair Participants, 7 a.m., Airpark Pond.

• Oct. 13 - 4-H Day at the Mississippi State Fair.

Until next week, get into 4-H!