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Hunter Education
 

There are three different types of hunter education courses offered in Arizona
see schedule at bottom of page

Introductory Course – NEW!

 

Two options:

1. 7 to 10 hours of classroom instruction.

*Students taking either option must also successfully complete a 4- to 5-hour field day.

2. Self-paced, independent study online via the Internet. Click Here to take this course online

with

Online Field Day Schedule (For online course only*)

*You must complete the final test online and have your certificate number ready when calling to schedule a field day.

   

Basic Course

About 20 hours – mostly classroom instruction and a 4-hour field day.

   

Combo Course

About 28 hours – the Basic course plus an NBEF/IBEP bowhunter education class. Includes a 5- to 6-hour field day.



Hunting Education Instructors

See current course schedule below

There is also a “supplemental” hunter education class offered for people who have completed hunter education training in other states and wish to learn more about Arizona hunting issues. Call the Education Branch at the number below for information.

All classroom hunter safety education courses are taught by Arizona Game and Fish Department certified volunteer instructors. The instructors determine when and where the classes will be held.

Note: Individuals 9 years of age or older may take either the online or classroom version of the course. If a student has not yet reached their tenth birthday but have successfully completed a course, their certification will become valid on their 10th birthday.

For more information, call the Education Branch at: (623) 236-7235 or (623) 236-7219.

 
Directions
For driving directions and maps to class locations, enter the location address at MapQuest.
 
Schedule - Updated July 31, 2014
 
Where: Tucson Class is full
Sportsman's Warehouse
3945 W. Costco Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85741
What: Basic
When: July 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
5:45 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
August 2 - 7;00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
Cost: $3.00
Registration: Class is full.
Instructor: Karen Klima
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Where: Golden Valley
3155 Oatman Rd.
Golden Valley, AZ 86413
What: Basic
When: July 26, 27, August 2
8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M.
August 3 - 7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Cost: $8.00 Per student
Registration: Pre-registration contact Jim Rich at richhome@citlink.net.
Instructor: Jim Rich
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Where: Payson
Payson Christian School
1000 East Frontier St
Payson AZ 85541
What: Basic
When: July 26 & 27
8:30 A.M to 5:00 P.M.
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Cost: $0.00
Registration: Pre-registration contact Jan Nash at hunter.10@suddenlink.net
Instructor: Jan Nash
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Where: Grand Canyon
National Park Service Maintenance
1575 Shuttle Bus Rd
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
What: Basic
When: July 26 & 27
7:45 A.M to 5:00 P.M.
Cost: $0.00
Registration: pre-registration contact Art Johnson at artj82@gmail.com
Instructor: Art Johnson
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Where: Willcox - class is full
Felix Gauthier Jr. Community Room
752 Maley Street
Willcox, AZ 85643
What: Basic
When: July 28,29,30,31, August 1
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
August 2- 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Cost: $0.00
Registration: class is full
Instructor: Patina Thompson
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Where: Prescott
Prescott Fire Center
2400 Melville Rd
Prescott, AZ 86301
What: Basic
When: August 2nd - 8:00AM to 5:00 PM
August 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
6:00PM to 9:00PM
August 9th - 8:00AM to 4:00PM
Cost: $0.0
Registration: pre registration email mutt@commspeed.net
Instructor: Clayton Hollaway
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Where: Queen Creek Class is full
San Tan Christian Center
7377 W Hunt Highway
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
What: Basic
When: August 4, 7, 11 & 14
6:00AM to 9:00PM
August 23, 7:00AM to 11:00AM
Cost: $0.00
Registration: class is full
Instructor: Harold Hamblin
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Where: Camp Verde
Camp Verde Middle School
370 Camp Lincoln Rd
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
What: Basic
When: August 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21 & 25
6:00PM to 8:30 PM
August 23 - 8:00AM to 12:30 PM
Cost: $0.00
Registration: pre registration email pres7sons@commspeed.net
Instructor: Kevin Presmyk
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Where: Mesa
Bass Pro Shops class is full
1133 North Dobson Rd
Mesa , AZ 85233
What: Basic
When: August 5, 7, 20 & 21
5:00PM to 9:00PM
August 17 - 8:00 AM to 12:00PM
Cost: $0.0
Registration: class is full
Instructor: Andy Megaw
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Where: Yuma
Arizona Game and Fish Department
9140 E 28th Street
Yuma , AZ 85365
What: Basic
When: August 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14 , 15,
6:00PM to 9:00PM
August 16- 6:00AM to 10:00 AM
Cost: $0.00
Registration: pre registration email yumahuntered@gmail.com
Instructor: Pat Headington
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Where: Showlow
1st evening only at Show Low City Hall
180 North 9th Street
Show low Police Department Training Room
620 East McNeil
Show Low, AZ 85901
What: Basic
When: August 6 5:00PM to 8:00PM - show low City Hall
August 7, 8 - 5:00PM to 8:00 PM- Training room
August 9 - 8:00AM to 2:00PM
Cost: $0.0
Registration: To register email jason@jtwildlifeoutdoors.com
Instructor: Jason Spear
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Where: Claypool
Las Lomas School Building
5791 Maple Leaf Rd
Claypool , AZ 85532
What: Basic
When: August 8 & 9
8:00 AM to 4:00PM
August 10 - 8:00AM to 1:00PM
Cost: $0.00
Registration: Pre registration email jmstemm@cableone.net
Instructor: John Stemm
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Where: St Johns
St Johns Public Library
35 South 3rd West
St. Johns, AZ 85936
What: Basic
When: August 11, 12, 13
5:00PM to 9:00PM
August 16
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Cost: 0.00
Registration: to register email shadowtillman1@hotmail.com
Instructor: Quinn Tillman
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Where: Springerville
Community Presbyterian Church
41 N Supai Drive
Springerville, AZ 85938
What: Basic
When: August 15 & 22
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Cost: $0.00
Registration: pre registration email jgw1949@frontiernet.net
Instructor: James Wood
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Where: Page
Page Electric Utility
640 Haul Rd
Page , AZ 86040
What: Basic
When: August 16 & 17
7:45AM to 5:00PM
Cost: $0.00
Registration: pre registration email artj82@gmail.com
Instructor: Art Johnson
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Where: Payson -
Payson Christian School
1000 E. Frontier St.
Payson, AZ 85541
What: Basic
When: August 30
8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
August 31
8:30 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.
(Must attend both classes)
Cost: $0.00
Registration: pre registration email hunter.10@suddenlink.net
Instructor: Keith and Jan Nash
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Where: Fountain Hills
Fountain Hills Community Center
3001 N. La Montana Dr.
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
What: Basic
When: September 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 October 1
6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
October 4 - 8:00 A.M. to Noon
Cost: $10.00
Registration: Online registration go to www.fh.az.gov->Services and Forms->On Line Recreation Registration->Estavlish ID and PIN->Pay on line for course #1021,call 480-816-5100 ext. 0, Register at Fountain Hills Town Hall 2nd floor, fax download registration form and fax to # on form or walk in first night at the door. Max 35 students pre-registered seated first.
Instructor: Jim Hawkins
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Where: Mesa
Poston Jr. High School
2433 E Adobe St.
Mesa, AZ 85213
What: Basic
When: September 9, 11, 16. 18, 23, 25, 30
6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
October 4 - 8:00 A.M. to Noon
Cost: $0.00
Registration: Pre-registration contact Mike_zaccardi@msn.com
Instructor: Mike Zaccardi
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Where: Yuma
Spragues Sporting Goods
345 West 32nd Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
What: Basic
When: October 13, 14, 15, & 16
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
October 18 7:30 AM to 12:00PM
Cost: $0.00
Registration: Pre-registration contact Denis McBride at yumapuma@hughes.net
Instructor: Denis McBride
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