Hunter’s Safety Education
The Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries will present the Hunter’s Safety Education course. This course covered the 10 education hours necessary for the Virginia Hunting License
As a reminder, first time hunters and hunters 12 to 15 years of age are required to complete the hunter education course before buying a hunting license and to present the course completion certificate when the license is purchased. Even if you already have a license, consider taking a refresher course to brush up on hunter safety, principles of conservation, and sportsmanship!
Since Hunter Education became mandatory for 12-15 year old and first-time hunters in 1988, there has been a 25% reduction in the rate of hunting-related shooting incidents. While hunting is safe in comparison to other common sports, each injury can cause extreme physical and emotional pain for the victim, the shooter, and their families. Hunter Education courses are designed to teach hunting safety, principles of conservation, and sportsmanship. A dedicated cadre of 900 trained volunteer instructors works with 160 Conservation Police Officers to teach 14,000 students each year. A program milestone was reached in 2007 when Hunter Education in Virginia exceeded half-a-million graduates of the course.
Participants can register for the course through the Virginina Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Tuition: $5 site fee