CONCORD, N.H. — Sign up now to takeyour Hunter Education class in this summer. Register at www.huntnh.com/hunting/hunter-ed.html. Select “Find a Hunter Education Course,” choose a traditional or online class, then complete the registration to join. Walk-ins are accepted on a space-available basis, but there are no guarantees; pre-registration is highly recommended.
If you are planning to take the online Hunter Education course, get started now. There are currently many spots open in the Field Days that are required after completion of the online course. These spots will become harder to get later in the year.
Hunter Education is required in New Hampshire before a new hunter can purchase his or her first hunting license. If you are age 16 or older, you need a license to hunt. To meet this requirement, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department offers classes around the state. Participants must be at least 12 years old by the last day of the course to achieve certification in basic Hunter Education. New Hampshire’s Hunter Education course provides rifle and archery certification.
Hunters who purchased an Apprentice Hunting License last year must take Hunter Education before they can purchase a hunting license. The Apprentice Hunting License allows people to hunt under the guidance of an experienced hunter, without first taking Hunter Education, but it can be purchased only once in a lifetime. Learn more at www.huntnh.com/hunting/apprentice.html.
For more information on Hunter Education in New Hampshire, visit www.huntnh.com/hunting/hunter-ed.html, or call (603) 271-3214.
Hunter Education in New Hampshire is funded with Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration by an excise tax on firearms, ammunition, and archery equipment. Learn more at www.huntnh.com/funding/wsfr.html.