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Public Hunter Education
Hunter Education

Event Completed 4 of 25 seats remaining



260 Buena Vista Dr., Lander, WY 82520


Date & Times:
Aug 08, 2022 6:00PM - 9:00PM MDT
Aug 09, 2022 6:00PM - 9:00PM MDT
Aug 10, 2022 6:00PM - 9:00PM MDT
Aug 11, 2022 6:00PM - 9:00PM MDT
Aug 12, 2022 6:00PM - 9:00PM MDT
Aug 13, 2022 5:30PM - 8:30PM MDT

About this Event:

Monday through Friday: Five three-hour evening classroom sessions at the Game and Fish conference room in Lander.

Saturday: 5:30pm three-hour Range Day at the Lander Valley Shooters Association (LVSA) rifle range on Rifle Range Road north of Lander off HWY 789.

Course covers the six key areas of:
1. Safe use of a firearm and hunting equipment.
2. Hunter responsibility, ethics, and sportsmanship.
3. Outdoor safety.
4. Field care of game and wildlife identification.
5. Relevant state laws and regulations.
6. Principles of wildlife management.

STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ALL CLASSROOM TIMES and MUST ALSO ATTEND RANGE DAY to pass this course and be awarded Hunter Education Certification.

IF YOU ARE A PARENT signing up your child and you do not yet have your hunter safety certification or you are not yet a hunter, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you also sign yourself up for the course. Yes, you too can get certified and learn firearm handling and safety alongside your child. This is helpful to your child and will help you start them in hunting as a family activity.

Age recommendations: This is for new hunters of all ages. Both children and adults are welcomed in this course. Children 6th grade or higher are more likely to succeed, but some advanced children as young as 4th grade can do well. It is always up to parents/guardians to make a realistic determination about the abilities of their child, but bear in mind that each person must take his or her own test and pass with a grade of 70% or better. Firearms handling and safety will also be a significant portion of this course, so children should be physically developed enough to handle firearms safely and with appropriate respect.

Jeff Wendt 307-349-9866 if you have any problems signing up.


Organized by:

Jeff Wendt

Cancellation Policies:

If you are no longer planning on attending this class, please cancel your registration so that those on the waiting list will have a chance to attend.

Event Policies:


Graduates of this course are expected to demonstrate their knowledge of the material presented in class and in homework assignments on both verbal and written examinations. The demonstration of skill in safe gun handling is an important completion requirement. The student’s attitude toward the course of instruction and the acceptance of the principles of responsible hunter behavior weigh heavily in the pass/fail decision for each student.

Wyoming Hunter Education Law requires any person born on or after January 1, 1966, to successfully complete a hunter education course. The following policies and procedures have been outlined so you will fully understand the requirements for successfully completing the course.

Attendance at all sessions is required. Due to scheduling difficulties, make-up sessions will not be allowed. If you fail to attend any portion of the course your certification will be denied. Students are expected to be in their seats and ready for class at that time.

The following areas of concern will be used in evaluating each student for certification.
 1. Class attendance
 2. Prompt attendance at class sessions
 3. Completion of homework assignments and worksheets
 4. Participation in class activities and discussions
 5. Scores on written quizzes
 6. Score on the final examination
 7. Performance on the firearms field course
 8. Behavior in class and during the field exercise
 9. Attitude

I have read the above policy and understand the requirements for successful completion of the Wyoming Hunter Education Course.

Minimum Age Policies:

There are no minimum age policies

Maximum Age Policies:

There are no maximum age policies


About the Program


This course is for individuals that would like to earn their hunter education certificate in a traditional classroom setting that includes instructor-led lessons, hands-on activities and videos.
Students will engage in a series of in-person lessons that cover hunting ethics and responsibility, firearm safety, relevant Wyoming wildlife statutes and regulations, wildlife identification, game care and outdoor safety. Upon successful completion of this course students will earn their hunter education certificate which is mandatory for any individual born on or after January 1, 1966 wanting to hunt with a firearm. This certification option is recommended for youth 12 and under, individuals new to firearms and hands-on learners.