Hunter Education Course

Hunter Education is a mandatory course designed for novice or young hunters, ages 9 years and above.

The course covers the core competencies of a firearm, hunting, and outdoor safety, hunting ethics, hunting responsibilities, and wildlife conservation. All materials are provided and subjects are covered to enable the student to successfully complete the Hunter Education certification process. The Basic Hunter Education Course lasts a maximum of 6 hours of classroom instruction.

Who needs to take Hunter Education?

Every hunter (including out-of-state hunters) born on or after Sept. 2, 1971, must successfully complete hunter education. The minimum age for certification is 9 years.

If you were born on or after September 2, 1971 and you are:

  • under 9 years of age, you must be accompanied.
  • age 9 through 16, you must successfully complete hunter education, OR you must be accompanied.
  • age 17 and over, you must successfully complete hunter education; OR purchase a “Hunter Education Deferral,” and you must be accompanied.

Course is only $15 + $1 processing fee per personMinor students must be accompanied by a parent. Parents must remain at the range if student is under the age of 18. Parents can stay in the classroom with their student, however students will have priority when it comes to seating. Students are allowed to bring snacks and the range sells snacks as well.  Students are encouraged to dress for the occasion (camo, safety orange, etc.).  If time and weather permits we will be going to the field to do a part of the course. Pre-registration is required and EACH student must use an individual email address.

Students must pass the written exam and get at least 75% correct to pass.
Upon successful completion of the course, please wait 24 hours before you try to log in and print your Hunter Education card. Print your card here

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Cost per student $15