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Hunter Safety

  • Published
  • By Tsgt. Bill Wiseman
  • 185 ARW
Senior Master Sgt. Rick Irwin, 185 Air Refueling Wing, instructed 13 local children during their Hunter Safety Field day at the base in Sioux City, Iowa on October 4, 2013.

Irwin, the senior non-commissioned officer in the wing safety office and a certified hunter education instructor, led the class where he taught the children about gun safety, various state hunting laws, and hunting ethics. 

"It is fun to work with the kids and very rewarding when you can teach a child to be safe," said Irwin. "It is important for the kids that are going to hunt with guns to be comfortable around them and to learn how to handle them safely." 

According to Irwin this is the first time in several years that the course has been offered on base.

The hunters safety class consists of a computer based training course and a four hour field day where students and instructors discuss the material. It is also prerequisite in most states before a young hunter can get a hunting license.