Josh Mackay: 603-271-3214
Lisa Collins: 603-271-3214
March 5, 2012
Sign Up Now for Hunter and Bowhunter Education Classes
CONCORD, N.H. – Safe and successful hunts begin with good planning, so get your 2012 hunting seasons off to a great start by logging onto the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department website to sign up for a Hunter or Bowhunter Education course!
To register, visit www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed.htm. Under “Find a Class,” click on the link for traditional hunter education, online hunter education or traditional bowhunter education courses. Scroll down and use the handy calendar search engine to find classes using your zip code, and scrolling the calendar. Once a class is found, simply click on the event to preview all the details about the course, and to register. Once you’ve successfully registered, you will receive a confirmation email with your account information and a copy of the course registration page. If you have any trouble registering for a hunter or bowhunter education course using the online system, call the Hunter Education office at 603-271-3214.
Who should sign up for hunter education? All new hunters, and hunters without a previous hunting license, must take a hunter education course (those age 16 or older need a license to hunt; youth are encouraged to take hunter education between the age of 12 and their 16th birthday). To meet this requirement, Fish and Game offers Hunter and Bowhunter Education classes around the state, as well as Trapper Education. To receive a certificate of completion, participants in these programs must be 12 years old by the end of the course. Courses are available from February through October, but they fill up fast, so don't delay!
Last year (2011), 107 traditional Hunter and Bowhunter Education courses, plus 16 field days for students who completed their studies online, were taught by more than 500 trained volunteer Hunter Education instructors. The program certified 3,423 new hunters.
To find out more about Fish and Game’s Hunter Education Program, visit www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed.htm.
Hunter Education in New Hampshire is funded by federal Wildlife Restoration Funds, a user-pay, user-benefit program. Click here to learn more.
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