West Virginia Universitys popularTradition of Huntingclass and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources are sponsoring a hunter safety course Sept. 17-18 that targets college-aged adults who have not previously taken a hunter education course.

This free class allows participants to purchase a hunting license in any state and will increase confidence in and understanding of safe hunting practices,said Jim Anderson, an associate professor of wildlife and fisheries resources at WVU .If you have not taken a hunter safety course in the past three years, it would also serve as a good refresher course.

Anderson added that while the safety course is designed for college students, prospective hunters of any age are encouraged to participate.

The class will consist of two sessions, from 9 a.m.5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, in 315 Percival Hall on WVU s Evansdale Campus. For more information or to register, contact Anderson at 304-293-2941, ext 2445 or by email at jander25@wvu.edu .