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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August 2022

  • Aug 19 Fri

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    Traditional Class

    Registration Open 100 of 100 seats remaining

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    WVU Tech Life Sciences Building Beckley, WV 25801

  • Aug 20 Sat

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    Traditional Class

    Registration Open 18 of 25 seats remaining

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    Alma Fire Hall Alma, WV 26320

  • Aug 21 Sun

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 14 of 20 seats remaining

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    Inwood DNR Office Inwood, WV 25428

    • Sunday, August 21, 2022 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Aug 22 Mon

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 24 of 25 seats remaining

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    WV DNR DISTRICT 1 OFFICE Farmington, WV 26571

    • Monday, August 22, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Aug 22 Mon

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 17 of 20 seats remaining

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

    • Monday, August 22, 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Aug 23 Tue

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Closed 0 of 5 seats remaining

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    WV DNR (District 6 HQ) Parkersburg, WV 26101

    • Tuesday, August 23, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Aug 26 Fri

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    Traditional Class

    Full Event with Wait List 0 of 30 seats remaining

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    Fairlawn Baptist Church Parkersburg, WV 26101

  • Aug 29 Mon

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 25 of 25 seats remaining

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    WV DNR DISTRICT 1 OFFICE Farmington, WV 26571

    • Monday, August 29, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Aug 30 Tue

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 20 of 20 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    DNR District 2 Headquarters Romney, WV 26757

    • Tuesday, August 30, 2022 6:00pm - 10:00pm

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