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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 August 28 , 2014
Where: Elfrida
Elfrida Fire House
10293 N Central Hwy
Elfrida, AZ 85610
What: Basic
When: August 25, 26, 27, 28,& 29
6:00PM to 9:00PM
August 30 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Cost: $0.00
Registration: To pre-register email
Instructor: Sue Makin
Where: Tucson
Sportsman's Warehouse
3945 W. Costco Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85741
What: Basic
When: August 29 - 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
August 30 - 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
August 31 - 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Cost: $5.00 pre student
Registration: Pre registration contact the Tucson Arizona Game and Fish Office at 520-628-5376.
Instructor: Karen Klima
Where: Payson -class is full
Payson Christian School
1000 E. Frontier St.
Payson, AZ 85541
What: Basic
When: August 30
8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
August 31
8:30 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.
(Must attend both classes)
Cost: $0.00
Registration: pre registration email
Instructor: Keith and Jan Nash
Where: Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills Community Center
3001 N. La Montana Dr.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
What: Basic
When: September 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 October 1
6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
October 4 - 8:00 A.M. to Noon
Cost: $10.00
Registration: Online registration go to>Services and Forms->On Line Recreation Registration->Estavlish ID and PIN->Pay on line for course #1021,call 480-816-5100 ext. 0, Register at Fountain Hills Town Hall 2nd floor, fax download registration form and fax to # on form or walk in first night at the door. Max 35 students pre-registered seated first.
Instructor: Jim Hawkins
Where: Mesa
Poston Jr. High School
2433 E Adobe St.
Mesa, AZ 85213
What: Basic
When: September 9, 11, 16. 18, 23, 25, 30
6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
October 4 - 8:00 A.M. to Noon
Cost: $0.00
Registration: Pre-registration contact
Instructor: Mike Zaccardi
Where: Yuma class is full
Spragues Sporting Goods
345 West 32nd Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
What: Basic
When: October 13, 14, 15, & 16
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
October 18 7:30 AM to 12:00PM
Cost: $0.00
Registration: Class is full
Instructor: Denis McBride
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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 2012: Survey, Harvest and Draw Data
    [PDF, 6mb]

  • 2013-2014 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]
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