Hunter Education

About Deerassic Park’s Hunter Education Programs

Our hunter and trapper education programs are designed for every age and ability. We will help you understand where and when it’s legal to go for the game you want.

Classroom Course

Instructor-led courses last about 8-12 hours and take place in a classroom environment. Certified volunteers and Division of Wildlife Staff teach the courses. They are specially trained and highly qualified to help you learn.

Though it varies by instructor and location, most classes take place over two days. Study materials will be provided in the class, but you will need to bring a pencil or pen and a highlighter. Your instructor will cover a range of topics from conservation, safety, and ethics to the proper handling of shotguns, handguns, bowhunting gear, and more. You should not bring firearms or archery equipment to class – all necessary equipment will be provided.

Once you’ve completed the course work, you will be given a 100-question test which includes a mix of multiple choice, matching, and true/false questions. A student must score 80% or higher on the test to pass and obtain certification.

Home Study Course

If you prefer to work at your own pace, Ohio also offers a home-study version of hunter education. We recommend tackling one chapter at a time and answering all review questions on the provided answer sheet.

Each completed answer sheet will be required for a final classroom session prior to finishing the course. YOU CANNOT STAY FOR THE CLASS IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR ANSWER SHEETS COMPLETED. Please click on the logo below to download materials.

The final completion session usually lasts 3 to 4 hours, and will be led by a Division of Wildlife employee or certified instructor volunteer. It ill include firearm safety training and other topics. Each home study chapter review quiz must be presented at the completion session. Completion sessions include the same 100-question final certification test as the instructor-led course. Be sure to bring a pen or pencil so you can take the test!

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