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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

with

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.

 
Directions
For driving directions and maps to class locations, enter the location address at MapQuest.
 
Schedule - Updated January 23, 2015
 
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 classes listed above)
Cost: $5.00
Registration: Pre-registration contact Bryan Pritchard at bryan.pritchard@amararesort.com.
Instructor: Bryan Pritchard
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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 classes listed above)
Cost: $0.00
Registration: Pre-registration contact Fernando Careaga at careaga47@yahoo.com.
Instructor: Fernando Careaga
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Where: Phoenix
Ben Avery Shooting Facility
4044 W Black Canyon Blvd.
PHoenix, AZ 85086
What: Basic
When: January 21, 22, 23
6:00 P.M. to 8:30
January 25 - 7:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
(must attend all classes listed above)
Cost: $0.00
Registration: Pre-registration contact Linda Vedo at 602-460-0733.
Instructor: Linda Vedo
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Where: Tucson
Sportsman's Warehouse
3945 W. Costco Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85741
What: Basic
When: January 22, 27, 29 February 3, 5, 10
6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
February 7 - 8:00 A.M. to Noon
(must attend all classes listed above)
Cost: $0.00
Registration: Pre-registration contact Donna Van Vlack at redryak@outlook.com.
Instructor: Donna Van Vlack
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Where: Ft. Mohave - This class has been canceled due to the lack of students registering.
Desert Bloom Community Chapel
1470 E Hammer Rd
Ft. Mohave, AZ 86426
What: Basic
When: January 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
5:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
January 31 - 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
(must attend ALL classes listed above)
Cost: $8.00 per student
Registration:
Instructor: Jim Rich
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Where: Bagdad
Bagdad Latter-Day-Saints
102 Community Dr.
Bagdad, AZ 86321
What: Basic
When: January 27, 29 February 3, 5, 10, 12
6:00 P.M. to 8:45 P.M.
February 14 - 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
February 17 - 7:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
(must attend ALL classes listed above)
Cost: $5.00 per student
Registration: Pre-registration contact Mark Dabbs at mldabbs@northlink.com
Instructor: Mark Dabbs
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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 classes listed above)
Cost: $0.00
Registration: Pre registration contact Wade Sanders at wsanders@saffordaz.gov.
Instructor: Wade Sanders
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Where: Mesa
Arizona Game and Fish Department
7200 E University Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85207
What: Basic
When: February 13
5:45 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
February 14
8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
February 15
8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Cost: $0.00
Registration: Pre registration contact John Simonis at jaszworks@gmail.com.
Instructor: John Simonis
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Where: Mesa
Bass Pro Shop/Outdoor World
1133 N Dobson Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85201
What: Basic
When: February 18, 19 & 20
5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
February 21 - 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P. M.
(must attend ALL classes listed above)
Cost: $0.00
Registration: To register contact Bill Willison at bwillison@akaresults.com.
Instructor: Bill Willison
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Where: Miami
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
844 W. Sullivan St.
Miami, AZ 85539
What: Basic
When: February 20 & 21
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
February 22 - 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
(must attend ALL classes listed above)
Cost: $0.00
Registration: Pre-registration contact John Stemm at jmstemm@cableone.net
Instructor: John Stemm
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Where: Yuma
Arizona Game & Fish Department
9140 E. 28th St.
Yuma, AZ 85365
What: Basic
When: February 24, 25, 26, 27 March 2, 3, 5, 6
6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
March 7 - 8:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
(must attend ALL classes listed above)

Cost: $0.00
Registration: Pre registration contact Pat Headington at yumahuntered@gmail.com.
Instructor: Pat Headington
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Where: Peach Springs
Hualapai Indian Reservation
470 Hualapai Way
Peach Springs, AZ 86434
(must attend ALL classes listed above)
What: Basic
When: February 27, 28 March 1
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Cost: $0.00
Registration: Pre-registration contact Annette Bravo at annettebravo@frontiernet.net.
Instructor: Annette Bravo
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Where: Golden Valley (Kingman Area)
3155 Oatman Rd
Golden Valley, AZ 86413
What: Basic
When: March 14, 15, 21, 22
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
(must attend ALL classes listed above)
Cost: $8.00 per student
Registration: Pre-registration contact Jim Rich at richhome@citlink.net.
Instructor: Jim Rich
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Where: Kearny
Constitution Hall
912-E Tilbury Rd.
Kearny, AZ 85137
What: Basic
When: March 20
6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
March 21
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 5:00 P.M.
March 22
8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Cost: $0.00
Registration: Pre registration contact Ann Ramsey at aramsey@134@hotmail.com.
Instructor: Ann Ramsey
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Where: Mesa
Bass Pro Shop/Outdoor World
1133 N Dobson Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85201
What: Basic
When: April 22 & 23
5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
April 25 - 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P. M.
April 26 - 8:00 A.M. to Noon
(must attend ALL classes listed above)
Cost: $0.00
Registration: To register contact Bill Willison at bwillison@akaresults.com.
Instructor: Bill Willison
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Where: Mesa
Bass Pro Shop/Outdoor World
1133 N Dobson Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85201
What: Basic
When: May 13, 14, 15
5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
May 16 - 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
(must attend ALL above classes listed above)
Cost: $0.00
Registration: To register contact Bill Willison at bwillison@akaresults.com.
Instructor: Bill Willison
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Where: Mesa
Bass Pro Shop/Outdoor World
1133 N Dobson Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85201
What: Basic
When: June 23 & 25
5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
June 27 - 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
June 28 - 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
(must attend ALL classes listed above)
Cost: $0.00
Registration: To register contact Bill Willison at bwillison@akaresults.com.
Instructor: Bill Willison
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