hunter education

Knock Out Hunter Education Courses Before Deer Season

The newest way to learn hunter safety in Virginia is to take the Outdoor Roadmap online hunter education course at www.OutdoorRoadmap.com/sem/virginia-hunter-education. Then just attend a six-hour classroom session to receive your hunter education certificate. In Virginia, hunter education is required for all 12- to 15-year-olds as well as any first time hunters. By taking...

Providing encouragement and access to hunting areas are keys to helping hunter education graduates once they leave high school and enter college and adulthood.

Hunter Education Graduates’ License Purchases, Participation Declines

Filled classrooms at Hunter Safety courses are a good thing, but perhaps more important is the number of students that actually participate in hunting after they graduate. A recent survey, funded by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and conducted by Southwick Associates, focused on participation levels of students in the years immediately following...

Montana Sets Spring Hunter Education Courses

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announces the scheduling of spring hunter education classes in Belgrade, Bozeman and Manhattan. Registration is required, and students under 18 years of age must have the consent of a parent or guardian. Belgrade The spring Belgrade Hunter Education class will take place March 18-22 at the C3 Church (8852...

Weatherby Gives Helping Hand to Hunter Education Instructors

Weatherby. Inc. announces its support of Hunter Education for 2013 with a new discount program to the more than 70,000 qualified volunteer Hunter Education Instructors around the United States. In 2012, Weatherby initiated several programs in support of Hunter Education instructors. Continuing in that vein for 2013, Weatherby is excited to offer discounts on...

New Hampshire Hunter Safety Courses Filling

Hunter or Bowhunter Education courses are underway around the state and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department urges hunters to sign up for a class. “We urge people to try to get your course in early in the year, especially if you want to go turkey hunting in May,” said Hunter Education Coordinator...

North Dakota Hunter Education Classes Filling Up

Adults and children looking to take a North Dakota hunter education class in 2013 are reminded to enroll now as the majority of all classes are held by the end of May. Zach Peterson, hunter education coordinator for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, said classes held early in the year fill up...

Firearm Education Courses On Tap

Three firearm hunter education courses will be offered by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission volunteer instructors in Lincoln beginning March 11, March 14 and March 26. The free course will be held at the Lincoln Izaak Walton League, 10801 South 134th St., and at the Hunter Education Office, 4817 N. 56th St., Ste. 1....

Oklahoma Sees Record Number For Hunter Ed

A record number of Oklahomans became hunter education certified in 2012 as more than 19,000 people completed the course. Oklahoman writer Ed Godfrey reports here that the spike is due to the hunter education course now being offered online by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. “We still offered just as many conventional classes...

Hunter Ed Grads Get Free Range Pass

Hunter education graduates can “give it a shot” with a free three-month pass to any of the 18 Department of Natural Resources shooting ranges in Georgia. Typically, a wildlife management area license ($19) or other qualifying license would be required for shooters age 16 and up. “A recent study of hunter education graduates showed...

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Mentored Youth Hunter Proposal Passes Easily

By a unanimous vote, the New Mexico State Game Commission passed a mentored youth hunting measure that will allow a youngster to give hunting a try with a licensed adult before completing the state’s hunter education course. New Mexico is the 34th state to approve Families Afield legislation designed to lower barriers to youth...