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Register now for NH hunter, bowhunter education classes

From New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

-- Safe and successful hunts in 2012 begin with good planning that starts by logging into the Fish and Game website to sign up for a hunter or bowhunter education course.

All new hunters and hunters without a previous hunting license must take a hunter education course. Those age 16 or older need a license to hunt. Youth are encouraged to take hunter education between the ages of 12 and 16. To meet this requirement, the Department offers hunter and bowhunter education classes around the state, as well as trapper education classes.

To receive a certificate of completion, participants must be 12 years old by the end of the course. Courses are available through October and fill up fast, so hunters are encouraged to sign up early.

To register for a class online, visit

Once a hunter has successfully registered, a confirmation email with account information and a copy of the course registration page will be sent. Anyone who has trouble registering for a hunter or bowhunter education course online should call the Hunter Education office at (603)271-3214. 

In 2011, 107 traditional hunter and bowhunter education courses, plus 16 field days for students who completed their studies online, were taught by more than 500 trained volunteer Hunter Education instructors. The program certified 3,423 new hunters. 

To find out more about Fish and Game’s Hunter Education Program, visit 

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