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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Following Governor Andy Beshear’s executive order to close in-person services as a way to help protect Kentuckians and state employees from COVID-19, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has temporarily canceled its group hunter education courses, including live fire range days.

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 here, and submitting a video of the “range” portion. Please review the instructions posted here: https://fw.ky.gov/Education/Pages/Hunter-Education.aspx

May 2020

  • May 9 Sat

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    Hunter Education Student Course

    Registration Open 45 of 45 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Mouthcard Community Center Mouthcard, KY 41548

    • Saturday, May 9, 2020 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • May 16 Sat

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    Hunter Education Student Course

    Registration Open 47 of 50 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Dewey Lake Fish and Game Club Prestonburg, KY 41653

    • Saturday, May 16, 2020 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • May 16 Sat

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    Hunter Education Student Course

    Registration Open 49 of 50 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Anderson County Sportsmans Club Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

    • Saturday, May 16, 2020 8:30am - 5:00pm

June 2020

  • Jun 20 Sat

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    Hunter Education Student Course

    Registration Open 15 of 35 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Moonlite Hunting and Fishing Club Burlington, KY 41005

    • Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Jun 20 Sat

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    Hunter Education Student Course

    Registration Open 50 of 50 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Anderson County Sportsmans Club Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

    • Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:30am - 5:00pm

July 2020

August 2020

  • Aug 1 Sat

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    Hunter Education Student Course

    Registration Open 46 of 50 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Pleasant Valley Archery Club Providence, KY 42450

    • Saturday, August 1, 2020 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Aug 8 Sat

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    Hunter Education Student Course

    Registration Open 50 of 50 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Harlan County Cooperative Extension Office Harlan, KY 40831

    • Saturday, August 8, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Aug 15 Sat

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    Hunter Education Student Course

    Registration Open 100 of 100 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Daviess County Fish and Game Club Maceo, KY 42351

    • Saturday, August 15, 2020 7:00am - 4:00pm
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