DNR offering deer hunting coordinator classes in July


Staff Reports

Those interested in receiving training as deer hunting coordinators for the Community Hunting Access Program can sign up with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for a July 11 course in Bloomington.

The CHAP program is aimed at increasing hunting opportunities for white-tailed deer but to also help people avoid conflicts with deer.

Training is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DNR Fish and Wildlife Bloomington field office. The all-day event includes information about the biology of white-tailed deer, deer management and being a successful hunter in urban communities.

Some advanced training will be conducted online as part of the program, and an outdoor field trip is part of the July 11 presentation day. Lunch will not be provided, and students are expected to dress appropriately for the weather.

Registration is built around first-come, first-served applicants with a June 26 deadline to sign up. There is a limit of 20 participants.

Training in the CHAP program can lead to individuals being hired in parks and by communities to apply safe deer hunting practices.

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