Hunter Education Enrollment Up | Big Horn Basin Media

Hunter Education Enrollment Up

Written by on March 13, 2017

More people than ever are taking advantage of hunter education courses in Wyoming.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports that in the past three years, hunter education classes have increased by 17%, thanks to volunteer instructors and the availability of online courses.

Tristanna Bickford, Game and Fish hunter education coordinator, says that over 5500 students were certified in 2016, due to the 76 instructors who taught 261 in-person courses throughout the state, in addition to 48 online courses.

The Department says the demand for hunter education courses is constant and growing, with many young and new hunters taking a course so they, too, can get outside and hunt. Proof of hunter education certification is required by Game and Fish in order to take any wildlife, if the hunter was born on or after Jan. 1, 1966.

Courses for spring 2017 are already scheduled, and anyone who is considering hunting in the fall should consider taking a course early.

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