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Don't Put Off That Hunter Education Class

Lisa Collins: (603) 271-3212
Josh Mackay: (603) 271-0459

March 16, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. -- If you need a hunter education class, sign up now to get into a class this spring or summer. Register at Select "Find a Hunter Education Course," select a traditional or online class, then complete the registration to join. Walk-ins are accepted on a space-available basis, but there are no guarantees; pre-registration is highly recommended.


"Spring and summer are your best bets to be sure of getting into a course," says N.H. Fish and Game Hunter Education Coordinator Josh Mackay.


Hunter education is required in New Hampshire before a new hunter can purchase his or her first hunting license. If you are age 16 or older, you need a license to hunt. To meet this requirement, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department offers classes around the state.  Participants must be at least 12 years old by the last day of the course to achieve certification in basic Hunter Education.


Hunters who purchased an Apprentice Hunting License last year must take Hunter Education before they can purchase a hunting license. The Apprentice Hunting License allows people to hunt under the guidance of an experienced hunter, without first taking Hunter Education.  Learn more at


For more information on Hunter Education in New Hampshire, visit, or call (603) 271-3214.


Hunter Education in New Hampshire is funded with Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration by an excise tax on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment. Learn more at

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