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Hunter Education Opportunities

Become a Hunter Education Instructor: Share Knowledge, Ensure Safety

Becoming a Vermont Hunter Education Instructor is a rewarding opportunity to impart knowledge and skills to aspiring hunters while contributing to wildlife conservation and safety.

Volunteers must have:

  1. A strong passion for hunting and conservation
  2. A clean criminal record
  3. The highest safety and ethical code as a hunter

Candidates must complete the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department's Hunter Education Instructor Training Program. The training program equips candidates with the necessary tools to effectively educate future hunters.

After successful completion of the training, candidates complete the certification process by undergoing the apprentice teaching under a Chief Instructor assigned by the Department.

Volunteer instructors not only contribute to safer hunting practices but also play an essential role in conserving the state's natural resources and preserving its rich hunting heritage.

Take a Hunter Education Class

Hunter, bowhunter, and trapper education classes in Vermont are scheduled throughout the year, with a focus on preparing students for safe and responsible hunting. Classes are generally held just before the hunting seasons, and peak in March/April in advance of spring turkey season, and again in August/September before the fall hunting seasons. Classes are held in various locations across the state including community centers, fish and game clubs, and recreation centers. Courses cover a wide range of topics, including firearm handling, survival skills, ethics, and hunting regulations. Prospective hunters are guided through interactive lessons, practical demonstrations, and hands-on exercises to ensure a comprehensive learning experience.

The Vermont Hunter Education Program also offers advanced hunting seminars and workshops. These events provide opportunities to learn from experienced hunters and gain valuable expertise in various hunting techniques.

Learn more about the Vermont Hunter Education Program by visiting our website or contacting us at 802-828-1193 or via e-mail at [email protected]