Hunter Education Training Courses Scheduled Soon

A training academy for individuals interested in becoming hunter education instructors will be offered March 21-22 in Athens, Ohio.

Training will be held at the Wildlife District Four office of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. The office is located at 360 East State Street in Athens. Training on Friday, March 21, will be from 5-9,p.m., and Saturday, March 22, will be from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

There is no cost to participate in the hunter education instructor academy, but all participants are required to complete a background check prior to the start of the academy. Those interested in attending must register at least four weeks in advance by calling 1-800-WILDLIFE.

Participants must attend both days of training, be at least 18 years of age and have successfully completed a hunter education course. Ohio currently has 1,700 volunteer instructors who train thousands of hunters each year to be safe and responsible in the field.

For more information on becoming a hunter education instructor visit the hunter education pages at