State Would Allow More Access To Hunter Ed Online

A public hearing will be held on proposed amendments to the Hunter Education rules on Monday, August 20, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301.

“This rule package does not make major changes to the Hunter Education Program,” said Laura Ryder, Fish and Game Hunter Education Administrator. “Among other administrative changes, it updates the hunter education rules to incorporate recent improvements to accessing hunter education via online registration and other requirements for the online hunter education course and its associated field day.”

The proposal consolidates the rules for hunter and bowhunter education programs and rules for hunter and bowhunter education instructors, includes reasons for termination of instructor certification, and outlines certification and responsibilities for master hunter and bowhunter instructor trainers.

Fish and Game is also proposing to repeal the current $2 charge for issuance of duplicate certification cards. “That small fee is costly to collect and can be a barrier to people wanting to buy a license,” said Ryder.

The complete rulemaking notices, with original and proposed rule language, can be viewed at

Written comments must be received by August 27, 2012. Send to: (use subject line “Comments on Hunter Education Rules”); or write to Executive Director, N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301; or fax to 603-271-1438.