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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July 2022

  • Jul 5 Tue

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    Traditional Class

    Registration Open 25 of 25 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center Grantville, WV 26147

  • Jul 10 Sun

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 1 of 15 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Inwood DNR Office Inwood, WV 25428

    • Sunday, July 10, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Jul 12 Tue

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Closed 0 of 6 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    WV DNR (District 6 HQ) Parkersburg, WV 26101

    • Tuesday, July 12, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Jul 12 Tue

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 13 of 15 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    DNR District 2 Headquarters Romney, WV 26757

    • Tuesday, July 12, 2022 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Jul 21 Thu

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 9 of 15 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    External Ballistics LLC Bruceton Mills, WV 26525

    • Thursday, July 21, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Jul 23 Sat

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    Traditional Class

    Registration Open 31 of 100 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Terra Alta Fire Department Terra Alta, WV 26764

  • Jul 23 Sat

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    Traditional Class

    Registration Open 28 of 30 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Chester-Newell Sportsmen Club Georgetown, PA 15043

  • Jul 28 Thu

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 15 of 15 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    DNR District 2 Headquarters Romney, WV 26757

    • Thursday, July 28, 2022 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Jul 31 Sun

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 11 of 15 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Inwood DNR Office Inwood, WV 25428

    • Sunday, July 31, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm

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