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Become a Hunter Education Instructor

Training starts May 21

Lehi — Have you ever thought about sharing your passion for hunting with someone else?

A volunteer hunter education instructor at work.

If you volunteer to serve as a Hunter Education instructor, you can make a big difference in the life of a young hunter.

Photo courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

You can reach out to hundreds — or even thousands — of people by serving as a volunteer Hunter Education course instructor.

"If you volunteer to serve," says Ja Eggett, "you can make an amazing difference in the life of a young person."

Don't be concerned if you don't have any teaching experience, says Eggett, assistant hunter education coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources.

"Our training will prepare you to be a good Hunter Education instructor," he says.


The DWR will train new instructors at a class in Lehi. The four-evening training will be held at Cabela's on the following days and times:

  • Central Region
    May 21, 22 and June 4, 5, 6–9 p.m.
    2502 Cabela's Blvd., Lehi

You must attend all four nights to be certified as an instructor.

Complete the prerequisites

Before you can register for the training class, you'll need to take care of a few online prerequisites. Visit the website to find the documents you need to download, read and complete.

Then, you'll need to mail in or drop off your paperwork, along with $15 (to cover the cost of a background check). You can mail or submit your paperwork at:

  • Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
    Hunter Education Program
    1594 West North Temple
    Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6301

If you have any questions about completing the prerequisites or registering for the training, email Eggett at jaeggett@utah.gov.

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