Instructor-led hunter education courses coming up in Southwest Idaho
Southwest Idaho currently has 15 instructor-led courses slated to start between January and March, with more to come. Among the upcoming offerings in the Southwest Region are Hunter Education Certification, Hunter & Bowhunter (Combo) Education Certification, Trapper Education Certification, and Wolf Trapper Certification.
Students should note there are various program types for Hunter Education Certification courses in the list below, including pre-study options such as an expedited two-day course and Hybrid Hunter Education (an interactive, virtual course with a hands-on field day), as well as the traditional Hunter Education format. Be sure to read the class description before signing up for a course.
Here is a list of upcoming courses and scheduled start-dates. Follow the links to see more information about each class and to register. Note: If a particular course has filled up, check if there are other options that will work for you in the list below. If not, be sure to provide your information to join the waitlist. Seats may open up for the course in which you are interested, and/or it could help us schedule additional classes to meet demand!
Jan. 13 – Nampa – Hunter Education Certification (Pre-study – Two-Day Course)
Jan. 16 – Middleton – Hunter & Bowhunter (Combo) Education Certification
Jan. 23 – Mountain Home – Hunter Education Certification
Jan. 23 – Nampa – Hunter Education Certification (Pre-study)
Jan. 28 – Nampa – Wolf Trapper Education
Jan. 29 – Kuna – Hunter Education Certification
Feb. 4 – Middleton – Trapper Education Certification
Feb. 6 – Nampa – Hunter Education Certification (Pre-study – Interactive Virtual Course)
Feb. 19 – Kuna – Hunter Education Certification
Feb. 21 – Meridian – Hunter Education Certification (Pre-study – Interactive Virtual Course)
Feb. 24 – Nampa – Hunter Education Certification (Pre-study – Two-Day Course)
Feb. 27 – Emmett – Hunter Education Certification
March 13 – Middleton – Hunter & Bowhunter (Combo) Education Certification
March 19 – Kuna – Hunter Education Certification
March 25 – Nampa – Wolf Trapper Education
Why sign up for an instructor-led course?
Learn from experienced hunters/instructors: Maybe you have a question about something that wasn’t directly covered in the coursework, or maybe you just want a little more explanation. With instructor-led courses, you have the opportunity to dive a little deeper than what you find in the Hunter Education book. Instructors provide person-to-person interaction that you won’t find through a strictly online course.
It’s hands-on: In-person instruction provides a hands-on component to hunter education that simply isn’t available in the online format. So, what exactly do we mean by “hands-on?” While both the online and in-person courses cover the same information, in-person students have the benefit of putting the concepts they learn into practice under the guidance of Hunter Education instructors who can explain and demonstrate.
For example, in every instructor-led course (including hybrid courses), students have the opportunity to practice safe firearm handling with inert firearms in the classroom, and receive specific training based on scenarios that most often lead to hunting-related accidents.
It’s affordable: The cost for enrolling in instructor-led certification courses is less than a box of shotgun shells: just $9.75.
To see a full list of instructor-led courses scheduled go to https://register-ed.com/programs/idaho.