Hunter Education Hunter Education
Youth shooting a gun

Update

With COVID-19 restrictions loosening throughout the state, Hunter Education instructors are now scheduling instructor-led, in person classes. Please keep in mind the following:

  • Classes will be limited to a total of 40 people, including the instructor, students, parents and other visitors.
  • Masks are not required, but strongly recommended for everyone in the classroom.
  • A social distance of at least six feet between individuals from different households will be observed, whenever possible.

These guidelines will also be followed during the in-person field day portion of the course. The virtual field day option will be offered until May 31. If you register for a virtual field day, your Hunter Education instructor will email you detailed instructions on how to complete the field day requirements.

For more information, check the "Additional Instructions" section of the course you wish to register for.

Online hunter education with an in-person field day

Total field day time:
5 hours minimum
Class meets:
1–2 days
Cost:
$10.00 for a Hunter Education Registration Certificate*
Registration:
Online — see the steps below

* Some facilities charge to rent a room or range, which increases the total cost

Hunter Education is required to obtain a Utah hunting license if you were born after December 31, 1965.

Complete the online course at your own pace before attending an instructor-led field day. The online course will teach you about firearm safety, hunter responsibility and ethics.

The field day will train you to apply what you've learned in practical scenarios. You'll practice crossing a fence or obstacle with a firearm, identifying wildlife, the zones of fire and basic rifle shooting fundamentals.

Once you complete your field day, you'll take a written exam and participate in a live-fire shooting exercise. Parents are encouraged to attend the training.

How to take this course

  1. Purchase a Registration Certificate. Before starting signing up for a field day, you must buy a Hunter Education Registration Certificate ($10). You can also purchase a certificate at any DWR office or from a license agent.
  2. Find a field day in your area and register for it online.
  3. Complete your online course before the field day. You can take any of the online courses listed at the bottom of this page. You must present your proof of completion to your instructor at the field day.

After you register

  • What to bring to your field day
  • Where to practice your shooting
  • Download targets

Online course providers

HunterCourse.com

This online course is provided by a private vendor and includes narration, illustrations, animations and videos. It also includes a virtual field day to prepare you for your field day and your time in the field.
Fee: $29.00 paid to HunterCourse.com
Proof of completion: Field Day Voucher

Hunter-ed.com

This course is provided by a private vendor which includes narration in both English or Spanish and has interactive animations.
Fee: $28.95 paid to Hunter-ed.com.
Proof of completion: Field Day Qualifier Certificate

HunterEdCourse.com

This online course, which is provided by a private vendor, includes narration and interactive animations.
Fee: $13 paid to HunterEdCourse.com
Proof of completion: Completion Certificate

*All study materials in these courses are free of charge. However, there may be a fee to print the proof-of-completion document.

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