With Delaware’s spring wild turkey hunting season approaching, DNREC’s Hunter Education Program reminded hunters that they must pass a Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife-approved course on turkey hunting before they can legally hunt turkeys in the state.

For hunters who choose to take the one-day Wild Turkey Hunter Education Course to fulfill their mandatory course requirement, registration is open for course dates in Kent and Sussex counties. Sussex County course dates in March will be announced in the near future.

New Castle and Kent one-day courses will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates at the following locations:

— Kent County – Jan. 28, 29 and March 11 at the Little Creek Hunter Education Training Center, 3018 Bayside Drive, Dover.

— New Castle County – Feb. 11 and 12 at Ommelanden Hunter/Trapper Education Training Center and Range, 1205 River Road, New Castle.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to print their Delaware turkey hunter safety card or have the turkey course certification added to their Delaware hunter education card, which must be carried while hunting, Ostroski said.

To register, visit apps.dnrec.state.de.us/HunterEd/Login.aspx or call 735-3600, ext. 1.

Delaware’s 2017 spring wild turkey season will run from April 8 through May 6, with a youth/non-ambulatory disabled turkey hunt April 1. For more information on wild turkey hunting in Delaware, visit eregulations.com/delaware/hunting. The guide also is available in printed form at DNREC’s Dover licensing desk in the Richardson & Robbins Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, and from license agents throughout the state.