Hunter Education Program


Overview

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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January 2022

  • Jan 19 Wed

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 9 of 10 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    WV DNR (District 6 HQ) Parkersburg, WV 26101

    • Wednesday, January 19, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Jan 22 Sat

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 29 of 30 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    District 5 Forks of the Coal Alum Creek, WV 25003

    • Saturday, January 22, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Jan 22 Sat

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 29 of 30 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    District 5 Forks of the Coal Alum Creek, WV 25003

    • Saturday, January 22, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Jan 24 Mon

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 13 of 15 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    WV DNR DISTRICT 1 OFFICE Farmington, WV 26571

    • Monday, January 24, 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Jan 31 Mon

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 14 of 15 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    WV DNR DISTRICT 1 OFFICE Farmington, WV 26571

    • Monday, January 31, 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm

February 2022

  • Feb 7 Mon

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 14 of 15 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Beckley District Office Beckley, WV 25801

    • Monday, February 7, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Feb 7 Mon

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    Traditional Class

    Registration Open 30 of 40 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    West Virginia Extension office Moundsville, WV 26041

  • Feb 13 Sun

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 6 of 15 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    External Ballistics LLC Bruceton Mills, WV 26525

    • Sunday, February 13, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Feb 28 Mon

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 15 of 15 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Beckley District Office Beckley, WV 25801

    • Monday, February 28, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm

March 2022

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