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The Hunter Education Program would like to encourage those outdoor enthusiasts and educational professionals who wish to “give back” to the sport by volunteering to become a certified Hunter - Bowhunter or Trapper Education Instructor. If you answer YES to the following questions, we’d like you to consider becoming a volunteer instructor for the NH Fish and Game Department:
Being a volunteer Hunter - Bowhunter or Trapper Education instructor takes effort and commitment, but it can bring with it many personal rewards. Instructors enjoy professional discounts at many sporting goods stores and retailers, and are recognized and rewarded for their efforts at an annual recognition banquet.
Please read the following information about the instructor certification process carefully. If you have any questions regarding the Hunter - Bowhunter Education Program please call Josh Mackay (603) 271-3214 or questions regarding the Trapper Education Program please call Tom Flynn at (603) 536-1290.
Step 1: Prerequisites. Candidates for the position of volunteer Hunter - Bowhunter or Trapper Education instructor must satisfy the following prerequisites first:
*Hunter Education candidates must have taken a previous Hunter Education course; Bowhunter Education candidates must have taken a previous Bowhunter Education course and Trapper Education Candidates must have taken a previous Trapper Education course. Documentation is required.
Step 2: Application. If the prerequisites are met,
candidates may complete a Hunter - Bowhunter or Trapper Instructor
application and send it to the Hunter Education Office.
Click here to download, print-and-mail Hunter/Bowhunter/Trapper Education Instructor application, or you can pick one up at 11 Hazen Drive, Building #2 (Hunter and Aquatic Education Bldg.), Concord, NH.
Once your application has been received:
*Background checks normally take 1 – 2 weeks. Applicants must pass a background check before attending training.
Step 3: The Training Class. Your participation at the training class will involve:
Training classes for new Hunter and Bowhunter Education Instructors are listed below, these trainings are limited to 20 participant maximum:
|TOWN/LOCATION||DATE AND TIME||
COURSE INFORMATION - To register or for more information on ANY of these classes, contact Lisa Collins at (603) 271-3212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Owl Brook Hunter Education Center
387 Perch Pond Road,
Holderness, NH 03245.
|Sunday, March 29, 2015
9am - 3pm
Please bring own lunch
Goffstown Fish and Game Association
|Saturday, April 25, 2015
9am - 3pm
|Please bring a lunch.
Directions to Goffstown Fish &Game
From the North (direction of Henniker) Follow NH Rte 114 Southpast GraniteState Telephone Take next left onto Barnard Hill Road. Then follow same as above DirectionIf you enter “100 Melvin Valley Road" into MapQuest, or auto GPS devices, you should be directed right to are location.
About the Hunter and Bowhunter Education Curriculum
Hunter Education emphasizes safe gun handling, hunter responsibilities, ethics, and knowledge of firearms and ammunition. Students participate in a live fire exercise; learn about wildlife identification, conservation and wildlife management. In addition, Conservation Officers provide expert advice on N.H. hunting rules and regulations as part of the class. The course culminates in a written examination and practical field exam in which students demonstrate their new knowledge and skills to earn certification. Bowhunter Education also covers the core concepts of ethics, wildlife conservation, identification and management, rules and regulations, but emphasizes bowhunting safety, archery equipment, tree-stand safety and proper shot placement. Students must also pass a written test to earn certification. There is no shooting requirement for Bowhunter Education certification.