Virginia Basic Hunter Education Course

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The Basic Hunter Education Course covers material on hunting safety, principles of conservation and sportsmanship. Students are required to complete the self-study prior to class and will have to turn in the chapter review exercises from the self-study to the instructor at the beginning of class and they may be turned away if the chapter review exercises are not completed. For more information about the self-study and to obtain the study material, click this link.


There is usually no charge for these classes, which are required for 12- to 15-year-old license buyers, as well as for anyone purchasing a hunting license for the first time.

Replacement Cards

Please visit or call 1-800-830-2268 Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except holidays) for replacement certification cards. There is a $10 fee for replacement cards. You will be requested to provide the following information: your full name, date of birth, approximate date (year or month/year) of class, and current mailing address. If your attendance can be verified, a duplicate card will be issued.

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  • Jul 8 Sat

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    Basic Hunter Education Course

    Registration Open 15 of 25 seats remaining

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    Weyers Cave Community Center Weyers Cave, VA 24486

    • Saturday, July 8, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Jul 15 Sat

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    Basic Hunter Education Course

    Registration Open 50 of 50 seats remaining

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    Quantico Staff Noncommissioned Officer Academy Quantico, VA 22134

    • Saturday, July 15, 2017 8:00am - 2:30pm