• Arkansas Outdoor Skills Network


    Overview

    Welcome to the Arkansas Outdoor Skills Network; your one-stop resource for programs offered by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and a network of partners who support hunting, fishing, wildlife, outdoor recreation, land management, conservation leadership, and more! Thank you for your interest in discovering a program that helps you connect with our natural resources and the outdoors.

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    Event types and descriptions are merely guidelines to help you choose what is best for you -- they are not prerequisites.

    Beginner: Attend a Basic course or class. Skill awareness and knowledge imparted. Potentially may get to actively participate in the skill. Participation is with an instructor or mentor. Mostly classroom style instruction.

    Intermediate: Opportunity for active participation in the skill. Experience may be under guided instruction or mentorship. Individual pursuit of skill development is encouraged. Student may or may not have outdoor gear for this skill.

    Advanced: Outdoor Skill is developing with advanced techniques. Active use of the skill is pursued. Minimal mentoring. Engagement with the outdoor community that uses this skill is cultivated. Student has basic outdoor gear to use for this skill.

    Expert: Outdoor skill techniques are perfected. Seeks advanced or new experiences within that skill. Is actively involved with the outdoor community. Has obtained the gear that is needed for the skill.

    Mentor: Outdoor skill is perfected. Actively involved in the outdoor community. Seeks to instruct or mentor others. Actively invites others to join in this skill. Plans outdoor skill opportunities.

    Educator/Instructor/Coach/Volunteer: Professional development workshop, training, or instructor certifications for educators, instructors, coaches and volunteers.

    Note Some events will require that registrants have taken a Hunter Education or Boater Education course. Event registration for youth 13 and under require adult permission.

    Managed And Approved By:

    Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

    http://www.agfc.com
  • Hunter Education Classroom


    Overview

    The traditional hunter education class is a 10-hour instructor led classroom course with hands-on demonstrations. Classes may be a few hours a night for 3 or 4 nights or an all-day class. The final class will end with a test to pass the course.

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    Hunter Education classes are offered by knowledgeable and dedicated volunteer instructors and Arkansas Game and Fish Employees.
    Managed And Approved By:

    Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

    http://www.agfc.com
  • Boater Education Classroom


    Overview

    The traditional boating education class is a 6-hour instructor led classroom course with hands-on demonstrations. Classes may be a few hours a night for 3 or 4 nights or an all-day class. The final class will end with a test to pass the course.

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    Boating Education classes are offered by knowledgeable and dedicated volunteer instructors and Arkansas Game and Fish Employees.
    Managed And Approved By:

    Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

    http://www.agfc.com
  • Bowhunter Education Field Day


    Overview

    Students take an online course at home and pass an online test. The online portion of the course and test costs $30. Participants are issued a field day qualifier certificate, which they must take to a certified instructor. The instructor will complete their in-the-field training.

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    The International Bowhunter Education Program is administered in Arkansas by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Hunter Education Division. It is taught by certified bow hunter education volunteer instructors. The IBEP card is good for life and is recognized internationally.

    To learn more about the IBEP Course, contact J.D. Crawford, Arkansas Bowhunter Association Urban Hunt Coordinator, by email.

    Managed And Approved By:

    Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

    http://www.agfc.com
  • Bowhunter Education Classroom


    Overview

    Students attend an instructor-led course. All requirements are completed in one day and the class is free. Classes are scheduled as needed throughout the year. There is usually a class or two in early spring and several in the late summer.

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    The International Bowhunter Education Program is administered in Arkansas by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Hunter Education Division. It is taught by certified bow hunter education volunteer instructors. The IBEP card is good for life and is recognized internationally.

    To learn more about the IBEP Course, contact J.D. Crawford, Arkansas Bowhunter Association Urban Hunt Coordinator, by email.

    Managed And Approved By:

    Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

    http://www.agfc.com