The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is debuting a new hunter’s education manual this month.
The manual, designed specifically for Oklahoma hunters, was developed by the University of Central Oklahoma and state hunter education instructors.
Since it is an Oklahoma specific manual, unlike those used in the rest of the country, hunter education students will see more Oklahoma scenes and situations in it, said Lance Meek, hunter education coordinator for the state Wildlife Department.
Deer muzzleloader season opens Saturday but there is still time to enroll in a hunter education course before the Nov. 20 opener of deer gun season.
Several courses are scheduled across the state on Nov, 6 and Nov. 13. Visit www.wildlifedepartment.com for a list of classes.
Oklahoma hunters exempt from hunter education include those age 36 or older, those honorably discharged from or currently on duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, and members of the National Guard.