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Wyoming Game and Fish - Hunter Education

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ClassGraphic While the major purpose of Hunter Education programs is still the prevention of hunting and firearm related accidents, more and more emphasis is being placed on improving knowledge about the heritage of hunting. The importance of the young hunter developing a sense of ethics and responsibility is stressed. Both the first time and veteran hunter are encouraged to become involved in all matters related to hunting, wildlife, and the environment. Responsible, ethical behavior by hunters and personal involvement in the community will be essential to the future of wildlife and the survival of hunting.

Hunter Education courses in Wyoming are sponsored by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD), and by similar wildlife management agencies in other states. The major sources of funding for these agencies are from sales of hunting and fishing licenses and from federal excise taxes on hunting and fishing equipment.


The course consists of six required sections:
1. Hunter Responsibility and Ethics
2. Wildlife Conservation and Management
3. Firearms and Firearm Safety
4. Game and Fish Statutes and Regulations
5. Game Care and Wildlife Identification
6. Outdoor Safety


A written test is administered at the end of the course with a minimum score of 70% requiredto successfully complete the course. Where possible, students are given a chance to live fire ata shooting range. Whether the student passes also depends on attitude and cooperation during theclass and the firearms handling.

Hunter Education Cards

Each student who passes the course receives a temporary Wyoming HE certificate that is good for two weeks. After the two week time frame students must visit the Department web page and print off their permanent cards. These cards allow him or her to hunt inWyoming and any other states with reciprocity to Wyoming.


Class Details

6 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri.  
  Weekly - Sat.  

Location : DOC Training Academy / Old Armory Building Location : 
  DOC Training Academy / Old Armory Building.

Instructor : James Ainsworth 



Please read:  This course is now open for registration on the Wyoming Game and Fish Website.To register go to Click on the EDUCATION link. Go to the course list for RAWLINS. This class will be held at the DOC Training Academy (the old armory)924 3rd Street, Rawlins. For more information call Jim at 307-324-4443. Carbon County Higher Education Center does not take registrations for this class.



Registration Closes On
Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/16/2018 - 7/20/2018 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Rawlins, DOC Training Academy / Old Armory Building  Map James Ainsworth 
7/21/2018 - 7/21/2018 Weekly - Sat 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Rawlins, DOC Training Academy / Old Armory Building  Map James Ainsworth