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Public Hunter Education
Hunter Education

Registration Open 18 of 30 seats remaining



45 W. Brundage St., Sheridan, WY 82801


Date & Times:
Nov 13, 2023 5:15PM - 8:15PM MST
Nov 14, 2023 5:15PM - 8:15PM MST
Nov 15, 2023 5:15PM - 8:15PM MST
Nov 16, 2023 5:15PM - 8:15PM MST
Nov 17, 2023 5:15PM - 8:15PM MST
Nov 18, 2023 8:00AM - 10:00AM MST

About this Event:

This is a public course offered in Sheridan. Hunter Education is a legal certification, and the course is recommended for ages 10 and up. It is recommended that students under age 12 have a parent attend with them. There is a $10 materials fee per student or family attending. Students must participate in EVERY session in order to earn their hunter education certificate. The other requirements to earn the certificate are: Take a written, multiple choice exam of 50 questions and achieve 80% correct; demonstrate safe firearm handling skills in a field test; and participate appropriately while in class. When you register for the class, students and parents indicate their agreement to the above conditions. DO NOT BRING firearms or ammunition to the class! The instructors will provide all materials. If you need assistance with registration, please call 307-777-4538, or 1-800-684-9542 after 5 pm or on weekends.


Organized by:

Richard M. Welch

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 who want to earn their hunter education certificate in a traditional classroom setting that includes instructor-led lessons, hands-on activities and videos.

Hunter Education Courses are mostly offered in Wyoming from January - September, with most classes in March, April, August and September.  If you can't find a course in your area, check the webpage regularly and put your name on a notification list to receive a one-time email when a class becomes available in your area.
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: 
  • ages 10 and up
  • individuals new to firearms
  • hands-on learners