The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Hunter Education Course is more than a "gun safety" class. The basic mandatory course consists of classroom instruction. Each course is taught by a trained, certified volunteer instructor according to state wide standards. The course covers the following topics:
Total Course = 12 Hours
- Proper Handling = 2 Hours
- Rifle and Shotgun = 2 Hours (1 hour each)
- Survival/First Aid = 2 Hours
- Hunter Responsibility = 2 Hours
- Map and Compass = 2 Hours
- Landowner Relations = 1 Hour
- Time as Needed in Course = 1 Hour
- Mandatory Classes February 20th 6:00pm - 9:00pm & March 7th 9:00am - 4:30pm
- This is a Homestudy Course. Homestudy requires attendance at all sessions as well as study at home.
Students are provided with a course handbook, outdoor survival information, and additional handouts. Courses involve lectures and demonstrations by instructors, homework, field experiences and a final written exam. The minimum course length is 12 hours, although many will average more. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate. Under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.