A Hunter Education Course has been scheduled for this spring. The course will meet at the following times: Tuesday, April 14th from 6:00-9:00 PM, Thursday, April 16th from 6:00-9:00 PM, and Saturday, April 18th from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The Tuesday and Thursday classes will be held at the Water's Edge Nature Center at Smith Lake. The Saturday class will be held at the Izaak Walton League across from Smith Lake. To receive certification, participants must attend all three sessions. The class is offered to anyone 12 years of age, or older, free of charge. The course will cover firearm handling and safety, wildlife management, survival, and various other topics. Live shooting will be offered as part of the class. The course is sponsored by the Kossuth County Conservation Board, Pre-registration is required for the course. To register students may click on the Hunter Education Registration link on the Water's Edge Nature Center website and follow the registration prompt to enroll. A manual must also be picked up at the nature center prior to the class. The deadline to register online and pick up a manual is Friday, April 10th at 4:30 PM. For more information contact the Water's Edge Nature Center at 515-295-2138.