Released September 11, 2019

Hunter education offered in partnership with Wild Game Cookout

ROME CITY, Indiana (Sept. 11, 2019) – Current and future hunters are invited to take a hunter education course offered at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, in partnership with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Indiana Hunter Education Courses provide instruction in the areas of safe firearm use and handling while hunting and in the home; hunter ethics and responsibility; game identification; and conservation management. Anyone born after December 31, 1986, is required to be certified in hunter education before they can purchase a hunting license.

The two-day course will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 28, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 5. For more information and registration, visit The registration deadline is Sept. 26.

The Wild Game Cookout will take place after the course, at 6 p.m. on Oct. 5, and it is open to the public. At the cookout, attendees can try a selection of wild game meats, including Indiana-caught bluegill, venison, squirrel and a variety of waterfowl. Vegetarian options will be available as well with casseroles, salads and desserts made from native Indiana produce.

Gene Stratton-Porter was an advocate for conservation, and this event will feature groups that share her passion and demonstrate how easy it is to help local conservation efforts.

A $5 donation per person is suggested for the cookout, and it is open to all members of the community. The cookout takes place regardless of weather.

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Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site is part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture. Easy and convenient parking is available in the attached underground garage.