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Learn about hunting safely, hunting ethics, firearm types, safe gun handling, marksmanship, specialty hunting techniques, wildlife management, wildlife identification, survival, and more.
This is a two-day, in-person basic hunter education course for new hunters. Students must attend both days (July 28 and Augsut 4) to be certified.
Delaware law requires all basic hunter education course participants to participate in a live firing experience. Live firing of shotguns requires a liability release signed by students 18 or older or a notarized signature of parents/guardians of students under the age of 18. Signed liability releases must be mailed-in, ahead of the class, to:
Office of Hunter Education
6180 Hay Point Landing Road
Smyrna, DE 19977
Pre-registration is required. The course is free. Sign-up begins in May.
Do not bring ammunition or guns to class – both will be provided.
Students must bring eye and ear protection (safety glasses and hearing protection) and should dress for the weather (shooting will be outdoors).
For more information about the Delaware Hunter Education Program call 302.735.3600 (ext 1).