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Finding a hunter’s education course a real pain

Trying to find a hunter’s
education course? Good luck in northeastern Illinois. Classes are full.

Trying to find a class elsewhere? Prepare to wade through 102 counties. Illinois has the stupidest listings — by county — at dnr.illinois.gov/safety/Pages/ListOfEducation
CoursesByCounty.aspx
.

In pre-Internet days, former Illinois Department of Natural Resources spokesman John Allen properly arranged Illinois’ safety classes by date. But when listings went to the web, courses were arranged by county.

Compare that to Indiana, which has an online registration system (register-ed.com/programs/indiana/103-indiana-hunter-education) arranged by date, with size of class and
remaining vacancies listed.

Indiana courses count in
Illinois.



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