DNR Restarts Hunter Safety Courses In Face Of Lawsuit

Classes Will Resume July 13 With Maximum Of 50 People Per Class

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The state Department of Natural Resources plans to resume in-person hunter safety courses after a hunter advocacy group sued the department alleging it has no authority to cancel them during the coronavirus pandemic.

The DNR canceled all in-person instruction in March as the pandemic was seizing the country. Kansas-based Hunter Nation filed a lawsuit in state court on June 17 alleging the department is denying people the right to hunt.

The DNR announced on Friday that classes will resume on July 13 with a maximum of 50 participants per class.

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The announcement didn’t mention the lawsuit.