- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding the public that registration is open now for hunter education classes.

The game department says there are about 350 volunteer instructors for hunter education classes in the state. The department is always looking to recruit new instructors.

Instructors offer most classes in the winter and the spring because most of them are out hunting in the fall.

State law requires anyone born after Jan. 1, 1966, to pass a hunter education class to hunt with a firearm. The exceptions are landowners hunting only on their own land and those eligible for the hunter mentor program for one-year exemption.

There is no minimum age for hunting small game in Wyoming, but 12 years old is the minimum age for big or trophy game.