NEWS

Hunter education courses to resume in June

In-person hunter education courses and internet field days offered beginning June 1

5/4/2020 8:40:38 PM

Cheyenne - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will resume in-person hunter education courses and internet field days beginning June 1. Scheduled courses will be listed on the Game and Fish website with a cap of eight students per class to adhere to Wyoming’s gathering guidelines due to COVID-19. Class availability will change frequently; check often for new classes.

“We know there is a high-need for courses in anticipation of fall hunting season,” said Katie Simpson, hunter education coordinator. “The dedicated volunteers who teach hunter education in this state are ready to provide classes throughout the summer and fall, pending state restrictions.”

Due to gathering restrictions, course attendance will be limited to only those who enroll. 

“If parents are intending to attend to support their child, please sign-up for the course also,” Simpson said.

Class capacity could increase if gathering guidelines are relaxed. Students are encouraged to bring their own cloth face coverings as some required class activities make it hard to maintain 6-feet of distance. Instructors will disinfect surfaces, encourage the use of hand sanitizer and allow for frequent hand-washing.

Hunter education is a requirement to harvest wildlife with the use of firearms, but hunters do not need to be certificated to apply for licenses. 

“If you were born after Jan. 1, 1966 you need your hunter education certification before you embark on any hunts,” Simpson said. “So, if you are planning to hunt elk, deer or antelope - get your application in by June 1 and sign up for a class before your season starts.”

Those unable to complete a hunter education class this summer or fall can register and participate in the one-year Hunter Mentor Program to fulfill the legal hunter education requirement for the state of Wyoming. 

Game and Fish continues to offer online hunter courses; participants are required to also complete the internet field day for certification. Field day offerings begin June 1.

For questions regarding hunter education classes, please contact the hunter education coordinator at katie.simpson@wyo.gov of 307-777-4542.

(Sara DiRienzo (307-777-4540))

- WGFD -

  • information
  • education

Wyoming Wildlife magazine launches new e-edition

Now, each print subscription comes with access to the new e-edition with more content.

Continue reading...




Game and Fish wildlife habitat management areas beginning to close for winter

WHMAs close for the season to provide protections for wildlife on their winter ranges.

Continue reading...




Holiday shopping? Five perfect gifts from Game and Fish

For the person on your list who likes to hunt, fish or enjoy wildlife, these presents will be on target.  

Continue reading...




Look back on WY wild turkey history this Thanksgiving

It wasn’t until 1955 when hunters could harvest the historic wild turkey in Wyoming

Continue reading...








Game and Fish seeks comments on draft Biological Risk and Opportunity Assessment for designated Platte Valley Mule Deer Migration Corridor

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has released the Platte Valley Mule Deer Migration Corridor Draft Biological Risk and Opportunity Assessment. 

Continue reading...




Reminder: Game and Fish holding virtual meetings on elk feedgrounds

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is inviting the public to participate in the development of a long-term feedgrounds management plan.

Continue reading...




Wyoming Wildlife photo contest deadline soon

Submissions close at midnight Nov. 23 and must be entered online.

Continue reading...




Help stop poaching in Wyoming by reporting tips

Often, these citizen reports open an investigation or solve a case.

Continue reading...




Email Newsletter

Email Newsletter Sign Up

Stay up to date on all Wyoming Game and Fish news either by email or text message. Click the link below to get started.

Sign Up Today

SHOP WYOMING GAME & FISH STORE   SHOP NOW!

Conserving Wildlife - Serving People