Hunter Education Program


The Hunter Education Program provides free classes taught by volunteer instructors and Natural Resources Police Officers. Topics include: gun safety, wildlife management, ethics, survival/first aid, game identification, and how to hunt safely.

You will enjoy listening to volunteer instructors and Natural Resources Police Officers pass on their expertise and hunting experiences, talking with your fellow hunters during class breaks, and getting familiar with the total hunting experience. Extra help is available for those who may need it.

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Who is required to complete hunter education in West Virginia?

According to West Virginia law, all hunters who were born on or after January 1, 1975, must complete hunter education certification in order to acquire a hunting license in West Virginia.

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December 2018

  • Dec 14 Fri

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 39 of 40 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    WV DNR DISTRICT 1 OFFICE Farmington, WV 26571

    • Friday, December 14, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm

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