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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April 2024

  • Apr 14 Sun

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 75 of 75 seats remaining

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    Station 2 Lewisburg Fire Department Lewisburg, WV 24901

    • Sunday, April 14, 2024 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Apr 15 Mon

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 24 of 25 seats remaining

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    WV DNR DISTRICT 1 OFFICE Farmington, WV 26571

    • Monday, April 15, 2024 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Apr 15 Mon

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    Traditional Class

    Registration Open 100 of 100 seats remaining

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    Moorefield Middle School Moorefield, WV 26836

  • Apr 16 Tue

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 24 of 25 seats remaining

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    WV DNR DISTRICT 1 OFFICE Farmington, WV 26571

    • Tuesday, April 16, 2024 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Apr 17 Wed

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 25 of 25 seats remaining

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    WV DNR DISTRICT 1 OFFICE Farmington, WV 26571

    • Wednesday, April 17, 2024 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Apr 17 Wed

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 17 of 20 seats remaining

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    DNR District 2 Headquarters Romney, WV 26757

    • Wednesday, April 17, 2024 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Apr 20 Sat

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    Traditional Class

    Registration Open 11 of 25 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Elkview Baptist Church Elkview, WV 25071

  • Apr 21 Sun

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 18 of 20 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Inwood DNR Office Inwood, WV 25428

    • Sunday, April 21, 2024 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Apr 29 Mon

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    Traditional Class

    Registration Open 45 of 50 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Bridgeport Benedum Center Bridgeport, WV 26330

May 2024

  • May 19 Sun

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    Hands-On and Written Test

    Registration Open 17 of 20 seats remaining

    Location & Schedule

    Inwood DNR Office Inwood, WV 25428

    • Sunday, May 19, 2024 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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