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Hunter Education

There are three different types of hunter education courses offered in Arizona
see schedule at bottom of page

Introductory Course – NEW!


Two options:

1. 7 to 10 hours of classroom instruction.

*Students taking either option must also successfully complete a 4- to 5-hour field day.

2. Self-paced, independent study online via the Internet. Click Here to take this course online


Online Field Day Schedule (For online course only*)

*You must complete the final test online and have your certificate number ready when calling to schedule a field day.


Basic Course

About 20 hours – mostly classroom instruction and a 4-hour field day.


Combo Course

About 28 hours – the Basic course plus an NBEF/IBEP bowhunter education class. Includes a 5- to 6-hour field day.

Hunting Education Instructors

See current course schedule below

There is also a “supplemental” hunter education class offered for people who have completed hunter education training in other states and wish to learn more about Arizona hunting issues. Call the Education Branch at the number below for information.

All classroom hunter safety education courses are taught by Arizona Game and Fish Department certified volunteer instructors. The instructors determine when and where the classes will be held.

Note: Individuals 9 years of age or older may take either the online or classroom version of the course. If a student has not yet reached their tenth birthday but have successfully completed a course, their certification will become valid on their 10th birthday.

For more information, call the Education Branch at: (623) 236-7235 or (623) 236-7219.

For driving directions and maps to class locations, enter the location address at MapQuest.
Schedule - Updated December 17, 2014
Where: Golden Valley
7 Mile Hill Range
3155 Oatman Rd.
Golden Valley, AZ 86413
What: Supplemental
When: January 3, 2014
Cost: $8.00 per student
Registration: To register contact Dave Williams at 623.236.7434. Must have completed Hunter Education class in another state after 1/1/1980.
Instructor: Don Martin
Where: Camp Verde
Camp Verde Middle School
370 Camp Lincoln Rd.
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
What: Basic
When: January 5, 8, 12, 15, 20, 22, 26
6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
January 17 - 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
(must attend all the above classes)
Cost: $5.00
Registration: Pre-registration contact Bryan Pritchard at
Instructor: Bryan Pritchard
Where: Superior
Superior Fire Department
236 Golf Course Rd.
Superior, AZ 85173
What: Basic
When: January 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 20 and 22
6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
(must attend all the above classes)
Cost: $0.00
Registration: Pre-registration contact Fernando Careaga at
Instructor: Fernando Careaga
Where: Thatcher
Gila Outdoor
3660 W. Main St.
Thatcher, AZ 85552
What: Basic
When: February 9, 11, 16, 18
6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
February 21 - 8:00 A.M. to Noon
(must attend all the above classes)
Cost: $0.00
Registration: Pre registration contact Wade Sanders at
Instructor: Wade Sanders
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Hunting, Trapping & Fishing Regulations, Season Dates & Draw Information

Detailed information on all rules, regulations and seasons

  • 2014-2015 Arizona Hunting Regulations [PDF, 6mb]

  • Hunt Permit-Tag Application Form [PDF]
  • 2014 Antelope & Elk Hunt Draw Regulations
    [PDF, 4mb]

  • 2014 Spring Hunt Draw Regulations [PDF]

  • New! 2014-2015 Waterfowl & Snipe Regulations [PDF]

  • New! 2014-2015 Dove & Band-tailed Pigeon Regs [PDF]

  • 2014 Sandhill Crane Regulations [PDF]

  • Hunt Arizona 2014: Survey, Harvest and Draw Data

  • 2014-2015 Trapping Regulations [PDF]

  • 2014 AZ Fishing Regulations
    [PDF, 7mb]
  • 2014 Urban Fishing Guidebook
    [PDF, 9mb]
  • 2014 Amphibian and Reptile Regulations [PDF]

  • 2013-14 Raptor Regulations [PDF]
  • Arizona Residency Requirements [PDF]
NOTE: The above files are PDF's and require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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