Each year approximately
30,000 persons successfully complete a Michigan hunter
education course. Successful completion of this class is
required for all first-time hunters born on or after January
1, 1960. Hunting is a time-honored tradition in Michigan. It
provides citizens with millions of pleasurable hours of
wholesome, challenging outdoor recreation. Most hunters
develop an intense appreciation for the wilderness, wildlife
and a clean environment through their participation in
hunting. The challenge of becoming a sportsperson becomes a
lifelong quest. Most hunters know the lasting fun of hunting
comes only when it is conducted safely and responsibly. Safe
hunting begins with hunter education.
Very important during hunting is to make certain of the target and beyond before pointing or shooting
Hunter education courses teach new hunters firearm safety,
responsibility, ethics, wildlife conservation and wildlife
identification, game care, survival and first aid. Courses
are offered year-round throughout the state. The program is
funded in part through the Federal Pittman-Robertson tax on
archery equipment and handguns and is made possible by a
partnership between more than 2,700 Michigan volunteer
hunter education instructors and the Michigan Department of
Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division. These volunteers
give freely of their time and talents to share their love of
Michigan's natural resources and the sport of hunting.
Hunter education instructors work to plant the seeds of
sportsmanship in each student.
The aim of hunter education is to preserve Michigan's
hunting tradition. The responsibility for the future of
hunting begins with you. It is the careful and courteous
hunter who is helping preserve our hunting heritage for
future generations. The goal of Michigan's Hunter Education
Program is to train responsible hunters while further
reducing the number of hunting incidents. Nearly all hunting
incidents can be prevented if hunters remember the three
keys to safe firearm handling:
We teach and live the NRA 3 rules for safe gun handling:
1: ALWAYS keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
2: ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
3: ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
Safety Thru Education!
January 12, 13 & 14
March 9, 10 & 11
May 11, 12 & 13
July 27, 28 & 29
PLEASE NOTE THAT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Check calendar to confirm times
All students will receive their classroom materials at pre-registration.
Class fee - $10