Alpine Township Hunter Safety Education program is in full swing. Over 50 youth signed up for the first three night class taught by Kent County Deputies Nate Erlte and Sarah Neuman. Hunter education in Michigan has taught thousands of people safe hunting techniques, firearm handling and hunter ethics. Hunter safety is required if you were born after January 1, 1960 and you want to purchase any Michigan hunting license, or if you are planning an out-of-state hunting trip. The class was offered free of charge by Alpine Township and the Kent County Sheriff's Department. Another class is scheduled in early November. Class size is limited.