Hunter Safety Courses

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Hillsboro Police Station

Russ Galpin

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Weare Hunter Safety Course 

Please see below for the class dates and times.  Could you post these dates on your website and announce the times to your customers wanting to take a class. Students are able to start registering for our classes now because some of the classes have been  activated in Event Manager by NHF&G HE Office Staff.  They can call (603) 261-6701 or 261-6704 if they have questions.   Also, I will be bringing up posters to put up on your board as soon as possible.   Thank you in advance.


AL MENARD 487-2357


Goffstown Fish and Game


COST $5:00 AGE 12 AND UP

Pinnacle Mountain Fish and Game

    Al Menard 487-2357 6-9pm



Jim Chartrand



There are two ways to take Hunter Education in New Hampshire:

What kinds of courses are available?

  • Hunter Education (traditional) Click here to see the current Hunter Ed course schedule
    The traditional classroom hunter education course is scheduled by the Chief instructor, and takes place over several weekdays, and usually involves one weekend. The course material is taught in a classroom setting, with the field portions, live fire and practical exam occurring at a fish and game, shooting or outing club. To successfully complete the course, you must attend all classes, score at least an 80% on the written exam, and pass the practical skills test (pass/fail). Please Note: A New Hampshire hunter education course will NOT qualify students for a Massachusetts FID.

  • Hunter Education (online) Click here to take the online Hunter Ed course (will launch new window). You must be at least 15 years or older to get your certification online. Online Hunter Ed has two parts; please note that you must successfully complete both the online exam AND the Field Day to achieve certification:

    1. First, take the online hunter education course at using your home computer, or any computer with access to the Internet. When you click on the link to the course site, you will be asked to create an account with a user name and password to log into the course. The course is self-paced; complete each chapter at your own speed, over several days or weeks. By using your unique login, the system will remember which chapters you’ve completed and which still need to be done. When you’ve completed the course, you will take a final exam online.

    2. After you pass the online exam, print out your certificate of completion, and call Lisa Collins at the Hunter Education Office at 603-271-3214 to register for a Field Day. The Field Day includes hands-on instruction in gun handling, map and compass skills, live fire and a law presentation by a Conservation Officer. Click here to see current the Field Day schedule and registration deadlines.

  • Bowhunter Education (traditional) Click here to see current the Bowhunter Ed course schedule
    Important differences between hunting with a firearm and hunting with archery equipment make education vital to the future of bowhunting. This classroom-based course emphasizes safety, ethics and responsibility. Students discuss safety and ethical situations unique to bowhunting, and learn how archery techniques can differ from those used with firearms. Other topics in the 8 to 12-hour course include archery equipment, game anatomy, shot placement, tree stand safety, game recovery and more. Several of these topics are taught outdoors as well. Students must pass the written exam with a score of 80% or higher. There is no field test or shooting component to a bowhunter education course. Students register with the Chief instructor; see schedule for info.
  • Trapper Education (traditional) Click here to see the current Trapper Ed course schedule
    The trapper education course teaches participants how to responsibly trap furbearing animals and provides a foundation of knowledge upon which to build, for example, trapper education is required for those who intend to become licensed Wildlife Control Officers. Topics in the 8 to 12-hour include proper trapping equipment and use, responsible trap-setting, the importance of good wildlife management practices, and habits and traits of furbearers. Taught in a classroom as well as outside, students can register for a trapper education course with the Chief instructor; see schedule for info. Students must pass the written exam with a score of 80% or higher.

What does it cost?

  • Traditional course: Instructors may charge $5 per student to cover the use of facilities and minor expenses.
  • Online course: Each student must pay a $15 fee to take the New Hampshire Field Day Qualifier Exam.

What are the age requirements for Hunter Education?

To receive a certificate of completion in a traditional hunter, bowhunter, or trapper education course, you must be at least 12 years old by the completion of the course. To take the online hunter education course, students must be at least 15 years of age, or older. Youth hunters should try to complete a hunter education course sometime between the age of 12 and their 16th birthday.