Hunter Education Program


Overview

The Hunter Education Program provides free classes taught by volunteer instructors and Natural Resources Police Officers. Topics include: gun safety, wildlife management, ethics, survival/first aid, game identification, and how to hunt safely.

You will enjoy listening to volunteer instructors and Natural Resources Police Officers pass on their expertise and hunting experiences, talking with your fellow hunters during class breaks, and getting familiar with the total hunting experience. Extra help is available for those who may need it.

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Who is required to complete hunter education in West Virginia?

According to West Virginia law, all hunters who were born on or after January 1, 1975, must complete hunter education certification in order to acquire a hunting license in West Virginia.

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January 2021

  • Jan 20 Wed

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 7 of 10 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    DNR District 2 Headquarters Romney, WV 26757

    • Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Jan 21 Thu

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 1 of 10 seats remaining

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    Parchment Valley Ripley, WV 25271

    • Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Jan 21 Thu

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 15 of 15 seats remaining

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    Big Otter Volunteer Fire Department Ivydale, WV 25113

    • Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Jan 22 Fri

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Full Event with Wait List 0 of 10 seats remaining

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    Inwood DNR Office Inwood, WV 25428

    • Friday, January 22, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Jan 25 Mon

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Full Event with Wait List 0 of 15 seats remaining

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    District 5 Forks of the Coal Alum Creek, WV 25003

    • Monday, January 25, 2021 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Jan 31 Sun

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 5 of 10 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Inwood DNR Office Inwood, WV 25428

    • Sunday, January 31, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm

February 2021

  • Feb 3 Wed

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 8 of 10 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    DNR District 2 Headquarters Romney, WV 26757

    • Wednesday, February 3, 2021 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Feb 4 Thu

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 17 of 20 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    WV DNR Elkins Operations Center Elkins, WV 26241

    • Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Feb 7 Sun

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 10 of 10 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Inwood DNR Office Inwood, WV 25428

    • Sunday, February 7, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Feb 15 Mon

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 6 of 10 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Beckley District Office Beckley, WV 25801

    • Monday, February 15, 2021 10:00am - 2:00pm
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