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4-H'ers aim for hunter safety
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Pictured are Carson Ash, Hunter Smiley, Taylor Jackson and Brady Holder. - photo by Photo provided

A group of 4-H’ers recently took a two-day Georgia Department of Natural Resources hunter safety course at the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center.

Gail Westcot, program specialist at the center, led the course.

The 4-H’ers spent two days educating themselves on such topics as ammunition, firearm cleaning and storing, basic shooting and hunting skills, ethical and responsible hunting practices, as well as understanding wildlife conservation management.

After a time of “hands-on” gun action with guns created just for training purposes, the 4-H’ers knew how to load and carry the guns. Afterward, the 4-H’ers took their written test. The results were positive, with each of the students receiving their hunter safety certification.

Earning their certification were: Carson Ash, Kham Bell, Ellie Bennett, Logan Byrd, Morgan Clifton, Nicole Cook, Holden Fields, Rhett Hatcher, Brady Holder, Robbie Holder, Taylor Jackson, Noah McDonald, Adrianna Paulk, Shawn Paulk, Payton Sikes, Hunter Smiley, Chase Weitman, Morgan Yarberry and Samantha Zittrauer.