• Firearm Hunter Education Classroom Course


    Overview

    Firearm Hunter Education Courses will provide instruction in the areas of safe firearm use, shooting and sighting techniques, hunter ethics, game identification, and conservation management. Hunters ages 12 through 29 must have completed Firearm Hunter Education and carry proof on their person when hunting anything with a firearm or air gun.

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    About the Class

    Firearm Hunter Education Courses are offered by knowledgeable and dedicated volunteer instructors. Hunters ages 12 through 29 must have completed Firearm Hunter Education and carry proof on their person when hunting anything with a firearm or air gun. Students 11 years of age and older on the examination day will be able to take the test and complete the course and may be issued a certificate of successful completion of the course.

    The Classroom Course must include a minimum of 10 hours of instruction and be a minimum of 2 sessions. Most classes offered are 2 to 5 sessions.

    Age-Related Information

    We do not prevent attendance based on age; however:

    • Any child under 11 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian every session;
    • Those under 11 years of age will be required to complete the class in full following their eleventh birthday. Online registration is only available to those ages 11 and older;
    • At the first session, everyone under 18 years of age must give the instructor a signed, completed Parental Release Form (download, print, and sign);
    • All students under 19 years of age should be accompanied by a parent/guardian to the first session to ensure appropriate information is received on dates, sessions, and additional requirements.

    Managed And Approved By:

    Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

    http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov
  • Hunt Safe Session


    Overview

    Hunt Safe Sessions are offered by knowledgeable and dedicated volunteer instructors. Hunters ages 12 through 29 must have completed Firearm Hunter Education and carry proof on their person when hunting anything with a firearm or air gun. Archery Hunters ages 12 through 29 must have completed a separate Bowhunter Education Course and carry proof on their person when hunting Deer, Antelope, Elk or Mountain Sheep with a bow and arrow or crossbow.

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    Proof of Online Independent Study

    Students ages 11 through 15 who have completed Hunter-ed and/or Bowhunter-ed online courses must attend the Hunt Safe Session in order to be issued a certificate of completion. If you've completed the online course in the past 12 months, your voucher is still valid for certification. Please note, students 16 and older are welcome to attend but this Hunt Safe Session course is not required for certification.

    To attend, proof of completion from the online course is required. Certification can be provided for both Archery Hunter Education and Firearm Hunter Education but vouchers must be presented for the online courses to earn completion certificates.

    About the Class

    Hunt Safe Sessions are 2 hours in length and will cover tree stand safety, shoot/don't shoot and equipment safety for both archery hunters as well as firearm hunters.

    Age-Related Information

    We do not prevent attendance based on age; however:

    • Any child under 11 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian every session;
    • Those under 11 years of age will be required to complete the class in full following their eleventh birthday. Online registration is only available to those ages 11 and older;
    • At the first session, everyone under 18 years of age must give the instructor a signed, completed Parental Release Form (download, print, and sign);
    • All students under 19 years of age should be accompanied by a parent/guardian to the first session to ensure appropriate information is received on dates, sessions, and additional requirements.
    Managed And Approved By:

    Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

    http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov
  • Bowhunter Education Classroom Course


    Overview

    Archery Hunters ages 12 through 29 must have completed a separate Bowhunter Education Course and carry proof on their person when hunting Deer, Antelope, Elk or Mountain Sheep with a bow and arrow or crossbow.

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    About the Class

    Bowhunter education courses will provide instruction in the safe use of bowhunting equipment, the fundamentals of bowhunting, shooting and hunting techniques, game identification, conservation management as well as hunter ethics.

    Bowhunter education classes are offered by knowledgeable and dedicated volunteer instructors for students 12 through 29 years of age. Students 11 years of age and older on the examination day will be able to take the test and complete the course and may be issued a certificate of successful completion of the course.

    How Long is the Course?

    The Classroom Course must include a minimum of 10 hours of instruction and be a minimum 2 sessions. Most classes offered are 3 to 5 sessions.


    Can I Use My Certification from Another State?

    Certification from those states and provinces that include bowhunting as a just a portion of their Hunter Education Course will not meet the requirements for bowhunting certification in Nebraska. Be aware, we honor only a separate Bowhunter Education Course, and your proof must clearly state it is a BOWHUNTER EDUCATION COURSE.


    Age-Related Information

    We do not prevent attendance based on age; however:

    • Any child under 11 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian every session;
    • Those under 11 years of age will be required to complete the class in full following their eleventh birthday. Online registration is only available to those ages 11 and older;
    • At the first session, everyone under 18 years of age must give the instructor a signed, completed Parental Release Form (download, print, and sign);
    • All students under 19 years of age should be accompanied by a parent/guardian to the first session to ensure appropriate information is received on dates, sessions, and additional requirements.

    Managed And Approved By:

    Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

    http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov