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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February 2021

  • Feb 24 Wed

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 6 of 10 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    DNR District 2 Headquarters Romney, WV 26757

    • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Feb 25 Thu

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 7 of 10 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Parchment Valley Ripley, WV 25271

    • Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Feb 27 Sat

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    Traditional Class

    Registration Closed 0 of 25 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    WV DNR Elkins Operations Center Elkins, WV 26241

  • Feb 28 Sun

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 9 of 20 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    WV DNR Elkins Operations Center Elkins, WV 26241

    • Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:30am - 12:30pm

March 2021

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