Greenville PD to host youth hunter education course this week

Mar. 8—Nine through 17-year-olds who have an interest in hunting will soon have an opportunity to learn about firearm and hunting safety, hunting ethics and wildlife conservation in a two-day hunter education course being conducted by the Greenville Police Department.

The first day of the course will be this Thursday from 8:45 a.m. to around 4 p.m. at the police station at 3000 Lee St. and will purely be a "classroom" day. Lunch will be provided.

Then, Friday will be day two of the course and will be at Greenville PD's range at 376 County Road 2146, from 10 a.m. to around 2 p.m. No personal firearms will be allowed. Instead, the guns will be supplied by the police department. Water and lunch will be provided.

For the range day, Greenville PD advises that students dress appropriately for the weather, wear long pants and wear closed-toe footwear.

To register for the class, visit The fee for the class is $15, which will cover state certification, snacks, drinks, lunch, and a Greenville PD Hunt Education graduate t-shirt.