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August 19, 2015

Hunter Education Courses Available Now, Not Later

If you haven't completed a Vermont hunter education course but want to before hunting seasons, this is the time to act according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

"Vermont's volunteer instructors of hunter education courses are scheduling their courses now on Vermont Fish & Wildlife's website," said Nicole Meier, hunter education specialist. "The courses have started and will continue for a few weeks, and fewer courses will be available by October because many instructors will be hunting."

Anyone who wants to obtain their first Vermont hunting license must first pass the state-sanctioned course. Upcoming courses are listed on Vermont Fish & Wildlife's website ( Traditional "classroom" and online home-study courses are listed separately. Additional courses are offered for archery deer hunting and trapping which also are prerequisites for licenses.

Students may also choose to accelerate their learning by taking a "combo course" for both hunter education and bowhunter education.

The list of upcoming course is updated on the website as new courses are added, and course news is included on the Vermont Hunter Education Program Facebook page. For more information, class dates, and information about free hunting seminars, check out our Hunter Education registration page:

Media Contact: Nicole Meier, 828-1193 and 802-318-1347

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: August 19, 2015 10:09:05