LITTLE MOUNTAIN — More than 40 individuals, including families, attended a hunter education class led by S.C. DNR Instructor Ken Cope of Prosperity and held at the Masonic Lodge in Little Mountain.
The course is required for a hunting license in South Carolina and gives a person proof that they have successfully completed all the hunter education requirements and can legally apply for a license to hunt in the state.
Normally there is a charge for the online course but the Woodmen of the World fraternal organization arranged for the facility and promoted the regional class.
Local Woodmen field representatives included Carroll Frick of Little Mountain and Billy Bedenbaugh of Newberry along with their State Manager Don Molineu and area manager Chris Henson.
Kyle Page, a wheelchair bound hunter, also spoke to the group about the Freedom and Hope Foundation and their aiding wounded and disabled veterans and children with life threatening illnesses.
The course was an eight-hour session with lunch provided by Jimmy Wilson of Wilson Refrigeration and Wilson’s convenience stores.
Frick and Bedenbaugh thanked the Masons for making their facility available for the class for those in the Midlands area counties including Newberry and Lexington and for attendees from Camden, Swansea, Barnwell and Aiken.