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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July 2020

  • Jul 9 Thu

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 4 of 5 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    District 3 Office, West Virginia Wildlife Center French Creek, WV 26218

    • Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Jul 12 Sun

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Full Event with Wait List 0 of 10 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Inwood DNR Office Inwood, WV 25428

    • Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Jul 13 Mon

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 13 of 20 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    District 5 Forks of the Coal Alum Creek, WV 25003

    • Monday, July 13, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Jul 14 Tue

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 3 of 10 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    DNR District 2 Headquarters Romney, WV 26757

    • Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Jul 25 Sat

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    Traditional Class

    Registration Open 20 of 20 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    District 5 Forks of the Coal Alum Creek, WV 25003

August 2020

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