HUNTER SAFETY COURSE: The California Department of Fish and Game will hold a three-day hunter safety course in October at the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department. The course will cover wildlife management, safe handling of firearms, sportsmanship, ethics, wildlife identification, game care, first aid, wilderness survival and other safety issues. Participants completing the course will be awarded a hunter safety certificate that's needed to purchase a state hunting license. The course will be held Oct. 17 and 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration deadline is Oct. 16. Space is limited to 25 people. Supplies for the course, open to adults and children, will be provided. Participants must attend all three days and the cost is $10 per person, with no fee for kids younger than 14 who attend the class with a paying adult. It's limited to three children per adult. The course will be in Training Room T101 at 436 E. Hackett Road in Modesto. For more information or to enroll, call 525-7114.