Kentucky Hunter Education Course


Overview

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources' Hunter Education regulation requires anyone born on or after January 1, 1975 and age 12 or older to have a hunter education course completion card in their possession while hunting, as well as the appropriate Kentucky hunting license. For more information about this requirement, click here.

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STUDENT COURSE: This training course includes study in Hunter Ethics, Wildlife Conservation and Identification, Field Care of Game, First Aid, Firearm Safety, Archery and Muzzleloading. The last session of the course will include a written test and a live fire exercise. All materials including firearms and ammunition are provided at NO CHARGE.

INSTRUCTOR COURSE: This training is required for those interested in teaching or assisting with the Kentucky Hunter Education (HE) Student Course. The HE Student Course (orange card course) is required prior to attending an Instructor Course. All materials including firearms and ammunition are provided at NO CHARGE. s and ammunition are provided at NO CHARGE.

Important Participants must be at least nine years of age to take the hunter education course.

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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will offer multiple ways to earn Hunter Education to help protect Kentuckians and state employees from COVID-19. To accommodate those who still need their hunter education certificate before hunting in Kentucky, the department has made it possible to earn the Hunter Education certification by taking the "classroom" portion online and submitting a video of the "range" portion. In addition, we are offering instructor led classes and in person range days. We are also offering the temporary hunter education exemption permit. It is available online for free (for a limited time).

May 2022

  • May 21 Sat

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    Hunter Education Student Course

    Registration Open 27 of 50 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Metcalfe Co Extension Office Edmonton, KY 42129

    • Saturday, May 21, 2022 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • May 21 Sat

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    Hunter Education Student Course

    Registration Open 1 of 50 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Jim Booth Training Center Debord, KY 41214

    • Saturday, May 21, 2022 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • May 21 Sat

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    Hunter Education Student Course

    Registration Closed 0 of 25 seats remaining

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    Moonlite Hunting and Fishing Club Burlington, KY 41005

    • Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:00am - 4:00pm

June 2022

  • Jun 4 Sat

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    Hunter Education Student Course

    Registration Open 23 of 30 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Gun Monkey Firearms and Fireams Training Crofton, KY 42217

    • Saturday, June 4, 2022 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Jun 15 Wed

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    Hunter Education Student Course

    Registration Open 27 of 50 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Wingo Elementary School Wingo, KY 42088

    • Wednesday, June 15, 2022 9:00am - 2:45pm

July 2022

August 2022

  • Aug 6 Sat

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    Hunter Education Student Course

    Registration Open 45 of 60 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Floyd County Fish and Game Club Martin, KY 41649

    • Saturday, August 6, 2022 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Aug 6 Sat

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    Hunter Education Student Course

    Registration Open 26 of 30 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Owsley County Sportsmens Club Booneville, KY 41314

    • Saturday, August 6, 2022 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Aug 6 Sat

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    Hunter Education Student Course

    Registration Open 40 of 50 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Pleasant Valley Archery Club Providence, KY 42450

    • Saturday, August 6, 2022 9:00am - 3:00pm
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