Hunter education

The following Hunter Education courses will be held in Muscatine County late this summer:

  • Saturday, August 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Both classes will be held in the Environmental Learning Center, 3300 Cedar Street, in Muscatine. An optional live-fire session will be held at the West Liberty Gun Club from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. the day following each class.

Anyone born after January 1, 1972, who wants to purchase a hunting license in Iowa must have successfully completed a Hunter Education course. The minimum age for certification is twelve.

You must register online at www.iowadnr.gov. After registering online, you will need to pick up a handbook at the Environmental Learning Center and complete the chapter review questions at the end of the handbook before coming to the class. Students should also bring a sack lunch to class. There is no charge for the course. Class size is limited to 50 students.

Reptiles and Amphibians

The Muscatine County Conservation Board is sponsoring a Reptiles and Amphibians program. Join a naturalist to learn about the reptiles and amphibians of Iowa and meet some live snakes, turtles, and amphibians.

The program will be held at the Saulsbury Lodge on Saturday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. This is a free family event.

Call the Muscatine County Conservation Board at (563) 264-5922 for more information.