Sign up now for Michigan hunter safety education

Fall is on the way – that means youth and archery deer hunting, trapping and waterfowl seasons are quickly approaching. Don’t wait for opening day; register now for a hunter safety education course or a field day.

These courses are available in either a traditional classroom setting, online or take-home program. The online and take-home programs are great for busy hunters who want to learn, but need a flexible schedule to complete the course at their own pace, followed by a single-session field day.

“We encourage interested hunters to check the website daily, as new classes continue to be added,” said Lt. Tom Wanless, DNR recreational safety, education and enforcement officer. “Keep in mind that the closest class or field day might be located outside your county or postal code.”

Participants completing the online or take-home program must preregister for a field day.

Interested in sharing your hunting knowledge? Consider becoming a volunteer hunter education instructor.

Learn more about hunter safety education and volunteering as a hunter education instructor or search for classes at