Hunter Ed Required at Camp Atterbury

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Beginning with the spring turkey season this year, hunter education certification will be required for all hunters using Camp Atterbury Maneuver Training Center in central Indiana.

The requirement is set to comply with U.S. Army regulations and applies to all hunting, including turkey, deer and small game.

"Security and safety are of the utmost importance," said Kenneth Newlin, Camp Atterbury post commander. "We're confident that those who have completed DNR's hunter education course know what they need to do to say safe in the field."

Other Indiana military areas, such as Newport and Crane, also require hunter education. These areas are currently closed to hunting due to national security concerns.

Newlin anticipates that limited hunting will be open this year on Camp Atterbury, but he warns that military training and tightened security could halt hunting access at any time.

Hunting during established hunting seasons will remain open at DNR's Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area. Hunter education is recommended for all hunters and required for hunters born after 1986.

A listing scheduled hunter education classes is available online at: www.in.gov/dnr/lawenfor/hunt-edu.htm