Hunter education, bowhunter education and trapper education programs are not just for youth and not just for hunters. These programs are for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and has an interest in conservation.
Classroom courses and all Field Days are taught by certified volunteer instructors and are offered at locations statewide.
Individuals born after January 1, 1975 must complete a hunter education course to purchase an Idaho hunting license OR show proof of a previously held valid hunting license in Idaho or another state.
Going Hunting in the Fall? It is highly recommended to sign up for a course early in the year. After June 30, the availability of Hunter and Bowhunter Education Courses and Field Days becomes very limited.
Idaho Fish & Game strongly encourages wearing hunter orange as a voluntary safety measure. See the Hunter Orange Policy. - [PDF, 16 kb]
Individuals with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by contacting the Idaho Department of Fish and Game hunter education coordinators at regional offices or the State Hunter Education Coordinators office at 208-334-3746. Please allow a minimum of 30 days advanced notice for the Department to arrange a course and requested accommodations. Individuals can connect with the Idaho Relay Service or TDD at 1-800-368-6185.