• ADF&G hunter education safety courses offered in Sitka

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is offering an Online Basic Hunter Education Field Day and a Basic Hunter Education class this month in Sitka.

The Online Basic Hunter Education Field Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. This field day course is only for students who already have successfully completed the electronic portion of the Online Basic Hunter Education class. Upon passing the online exam, students will receive a field day qualifier certificate, which grants admission to the field day. Students must have their field day qualifier number before registering for the field day. Register online at http://www.hunt.alaska.gov (click the “Hunter Education/Shooting” link at the bottom-right corner of the grid listing services). Detailed information about each course can be found on the Hunter Education/Shooting link.

The three-day Basic Hunter Education class will run from 6-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26. To register, students must purchase a $10 study packet available at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office in Sitka. The packet workbook must be completed prior to the start of class.

Classes will be held at the Sitka Sportsman’s Association building located at 5211 Halibut Point Road. For additional information, please contact the Sitka office for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at 747-5449.

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2 thoughts on “• ADF&G hunter education safety courses offered in Sitka

  1. Curious if hunter safety course is required to hunt or not. If so, when are they offered and does a certificate from another state qualify? Thank you, Tyler

    • Here is a link to the State of Alaska’s hunter education page, http://www.wc.adfg.state.ak.us/index.cfm?adfg=he.main. According to the basic hunter education link, if you are a certain age then you are required to have passed a hunter education class before you can hunt in certain game management zones. I’m not sure if other state’s certificate can be used in Alaska. If you have any further questions, contact your local Alaska Department of Fish and Game office and they should be able to help you.

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