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WEM helps with hunter safety course

01 October 2013

On Sept. 21 the Pratt Community College Wildlife Enterprise Management students helped Kansas Wildlife and Parks host their Hunter Safety Field Day.

The WEM students were required to help in order to get their Hunter Safety Instructor Certificate, which is a requirement in order to graduate in the program.

"It went well," said Luke Laha, WEM instructor. "I feel that my WEM students made a good impact on the students in the Hunter Safety Course."

WEM had seven students, including Laha, helping with the walk through course and making sure that students properly acted out how to cross a fence, looked at if a shot was safe to take and worked with handling guns.
Laha said after the field day, the WEM student instructors were evaluated by the hunter safety students and everyone thought they did a great job.

"I was very proud of my students and how they handled themselves as instructors," he said.

Laha then added that this event has been held in Pratt County off and on but that after this year, they are hoping to be able to make it an annual event hosted by the WEM department. If that happens, Laha said, his students will continue to help individuals from all ages obtain their Hunters Safety Card.