The Delta Rivers Nature Center at Regional Park will host classes for boater education and hunter education.

Boater education

Boater education classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 16-17. According to a news release, anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat or sailboat, must have successfully completed an approved Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Boating Education Course and carry proof while operating a boat on Arkansas waters.

To operate a motorboat powered by an engine of 10 horsepower or more, a person must be 12 years old or older, or be under the direct supervision of someone at least 18 years old. To operate a personal watercraft, a person must be 16 or older, be 12 to 15 years old and under the direct supervision of a person at least 18 years old, or be under 12 and be under the direct supervision of a person at least 21 years old, according to the release.

Hunter Education

Hunter Education classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 22-24; Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Sept 11, 12 and 14; and Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 17-19.

“Anyone born after 1968 must complete a hunter education course and carry a valid hunter education card to hunt in Arkansas,” according to the release. “Children under 16 may hunt without hunter education as long as they are under the direct supervision of an adult who is 21 years old and has a valid hunting license.”

While there’s no specific age requirement to enroll in hunter education, the educational material is based on a sixth-grade reading level.

“Arkansas recognizes hunter education cards from other states. Arkansas’ hunter education program is recognized in all states, as well as in Canada and Mexico,” according to the release.

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Details: Eric Maynard, assistant chief, education division, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, 870-534-0011.