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.

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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 http://www.ilostmycard.com 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.

Additional Information

The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries shall afford to all persons an equal access to Department programs and facilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex or age. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program, activity or facility, please write: Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, ATTN: Compliance Officer, 7870 Villa Park Drive, Suite 400, Richmond, Virginia 23228.

This program may receive Federal financial assistance in Sport Fish and/or Wildlife Restoration. Under Title VI of the I 964 Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, The U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. If you believe that you have been discriminated against in any program activity or facility as described above, or if you desire further information please write to:

The Office for Human Resources
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services 4040 N. Fairfax Drive
Room 300
Arlington, Virginia 22203

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NOTICE: In an effort to protect public health and reduce overall spread of COVID-19, we have canceled all Hunter-Trapper Education classes from 3/16/20 – 4/14/20. Please check back for classes starting 4/14.

If you require certification prior to 4/14, please take our online-only course at hunter-ed.com

June 2020

  • Jun 3 Wed

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    Basic Hunter Education Course

    Registration Open 22 of 25 seats remaining

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    Verona Moose Lodge Verona, VA 24482

    • Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Jun 6 Sat

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    Basic Hunter Education Course

    Registration Open 27 of 30 seats remaining

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    Immanuel Baptist Church Newport News, VA 23601

    • Saturday, June 6, 2020 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Jun 13 Sat

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    Basic Hunter Education Course

    Registration Open 22 of 25 seats remaining

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    New Bridge Baptist Church Sandston, VA 23150

    • Saturday, June 13, 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Jun 14 Sun

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    Basic Hunter Education Course

    Registration Open 14 of 16 seats remaining

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    Cabela's Gainsville, VA 20155

    • Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Jun 20 Sat

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    Basic Hunter Education Course

    Registration Open 49 of 50 seats remaining

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    Fincastle Public Library Fincastle, VA 24090

    • Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Jun 27 Sat

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    Basic Hunter Education Course

    Registration Open 45 of 45 seats remaining

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    Prince George Parks and Recreation Department Prince George, VA 23875

    • Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Jun 27 Sat

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    Basic Hunter Education Course

    Registration Open 25 of 25 seats remaining

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    Bridgewater Police department building Bridgewater, VA 22812

    • Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:00am - 3:00pm

July 2020

  • Jul 11 Sat

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    Basic Hunter Education Course

    Registration Open 25 of 25 seats remaining

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    Weyers Cave Community Center Weyers Cave, VA 24486

    • Saturday, July 11, 2020 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Jul 18 Sat

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    Basic Hunter Education Course

    Registration Open 38 of 40 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Immanuel Baptist Church Newport News, VA 23601

    • Saturday, July 18, 2020 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Jul 25 Sat

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    Basic Hunter Education Course

    Registration Open 44 of 45 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Prince George Parks and Recreation Department Prince George, VA 23875

    • Saturday, July 25, 2020 8:00am - 4:00pm
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