Hunter Education

 

"No Hunter Ed? Get an apprentice-designated license"

ODWC offers three options to take the Hunter Education course

Classroom only courses

The instructor will lead the students through all eight hours of the class. Classes typically run from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturdays, but can also be broken into two or three days. Home Study Course Materials 

Home study courses

The student will complete half of the course on their own using the online course or by completing a workbook. The other half of the class will be lead by an instructor. On two-day courses no phone number will be listed, simply show up for the class and the instructor will give you the materials. Click here for the internet version of the home study class

Note: There are some home study classes where you need to complete the home study work and/or turn it in before you can pre-register for the class.

 

 

Online course

If you are 10 or older and an Oklahoma resident you can complete the course online and print out your own Hunter Education card. Once complete you are fully certified and do not have to take additional class work. This option is great for last minute certification or adults that want to hunt out of state but not attend a full 8 hour class. Click here for the internet version of the Hunter Education course.

 

If a phone number is not listed, pre-registration is not required. Special arrangements and testing procedures can be made for persons with disabilities. Contact the Wildlife Department at (405) 521-4636 two weeks prior to course if person has disabilities which require special arrangements.

 

2014 SCHEDULED COURSES

(Updated as instructors set up classes)

IF A PHONE NUMBER IS LISTED, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONE MONTH BEFORE DATE OF CLASS.

When registering by phone or email please have name, date of birth, and phone number of everyone you are regristering.

ALL HUNTER EDUCATION CLASSES ARE FREE.


HUNTER EDUCATION CLASS LIST HERE:

Hunters ages 9 and younger are no longer eligible to take the test for Hunter Education certification; instead, these hunters will be able to buy an apprentice-designated hunting license.

Anyone age 30 or younger may buy an apprentice-designated hunting license.


DATETIMECITYPLACECOUNTYREGISTRATIONADDRESSZIPINSTRUCTOR
9/138 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.MuskogeeGreen Country Tech, Loop 56MuskogeeNo pre-registration required  Patrick Matlock
9/208:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.ChecotahMasonic LodgeMcIntoshNo pre-registration required. For more information contact (918) 617-0126.W. Gentry Street Ed Rodebush
9/208 a.m. - 5 p.m.WoodwardHigh Plains Tech Center - Seminar CenterWoodwardNo pre-registration required. 3921 34th Street73801Mark Reichenberger
9/208 a.m. - 5 p.m.WayneMid America Tech CenterMcClainNo pre-registration required.27438 State Hwy 5973095Brian Meskimen
10/48 a.m. - 5 p.m.NowataNowata City County LibraryNowataNo pre-registration required.224 S Pine St74048David Clay
10/118 a.m. - 5 p.m.ShawneeGordon Cooper Tech CenterPottawatomieNo pre-registration required. Hwy 18 & I-40 Mike France
10/118 a.m. - 5 p.m.HeavnerHeavner School CafeteriaLeFlore No pre-registration required.  Randy Fennell
10/119 a.m. - 6 p.m.StiglerKiamichi Tech CenterHaskellNo pre-registration required. For more information contact (918) 429-31221410 Old Military Rd.74462Allen Couch


Oklahoma accepts hunter education certificates from all states so if you can't find a course near you, you may want to consider a course in a neighboring state or our online course. Click one of the states below to see if they are offering a course near you.

Missouri Hunter Education
Kansas Hunter Education
Arkansas Hunter Education
Texas Hunter Education


To check others states hunter education requirements please click here. The International Hunter Education Association Web page will open in a new browser. You can close the window by clicking on the X in the upper right hand corner and return to the Wildlife Department's Web site.

Oklahoma Youth Hunter Education Challenge

Bowhunter Education Program