Wauneta hunter safety class still being planned

    A hunter safety course planned in Wauneta this fall apparently is still on, but the organizer is having trouble getting with a Nebraska Game and Parks official to find out details.
    Angie West, co-owner of Crossroads, said 38 people have signed up for the class so far but “I don’t know what full is. I’ve tried getting ahold of them the last several days.”
    She said she has been unable to touch base with John Lee, a Nebraska Game and Parks conservation officer with whom she was working, to nail down details.
    The class is for people age 10 years and up. Crossroads is offering a lifetime hunt permit to two people ages 10 to 15 who complete the class.
    West said hunters up to age 29 must have a hunter safety permit.
    The class will be paid for with funds that came in to Crossroads during its first year as a deer hunter check-in station. That included a gun raffle, with  proceeds designated for local hunter safety programs.
    Earlier this month, West said she spoke to Game and Parks conservation officers and asked them for ideas on what to do with the money from the raffle.
    “I hate to get on another hunting season and have that money sitting there and we still haven’t done anything with last year’s,” she said.
    They suggested the classes, which are free to participants.
    Enders Lake Recreation Area Supt. Beau Licking said Lee, who has been out of the area for training, still planned on holding the class. 

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