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Searching for things to do with the kids or events for families? Look no further! Want to learn a new outdoor skill or get certified before you go hunting? We’ve got you covered! Looking for continuing education credits or professional development workshops for teachers? We provide them!

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Hunter Education Events

The Hunter Information & Training Program, (HIT) offers a variety of certification and training courses as well hunter informational clinics. These courses are taught by qualified volunteer instructors and ADF&G personnel throughout the state. They include certification classes in Basic Hunter Education, Bowhunting, Muzzleloader, and Bear Baiting. Clinics include reloading, bow tuning and meat care to name a few. The HIT Program also offers these courses and clinics via the Mobile Shooting Sports trailer that visits remote, road accessible communities throughout the year. For classes and clinics in your area please check out these links:

2015 Events

Date Title Location Description
February 4, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Ecology of Moose in Southeast Alaska Juneau ADF&G wildlife research biologist, Kevin White, will present "Ecology of Moose in Southeast Alaska". The information presented is based upon field projects in Berner's Bay and Gustavus and considers the many aspects of moose in those areas. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.  Thunder Mountain High School Library.
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February 11, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Bats Anchorage The ecology of bats in Alaska is a mystery but biologists are beginning to shed light on the behaviors of this unique flying mammal. Join Marian Snively, Wildlife Diversity Program biologist at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, to learn how new research and acoustic monitoring, combined with a decade of Citizen Science participation, are filling information gaps on bat distributions, roosting, migration and hibernation activities.  This lecture will be held at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall.
February 20, 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm Mendenhall Glacier Fireside Lecture Series: Chilkoot River Brown Bears Juneau "Chilkoot River Brown Bears" The Chilkoot River in Haines, Alaska draws many brown bears to a pink salmon run in late summer. A narrow road between the water and mountains squeezes bears, anglers and bear viewers into conflict. ADF&G’s Anthony Crupi untangles the complexity.
February 22, 2015 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class FULL Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
February 25, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Behavior and Biology of Alaska’s Grouse and Ptarmigan Palmer Mat-Su College FSM Building, 8295 E College Drive off of Trunk Road in Palmer, AK. With Small Game Biologist, Rick Merizon of Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Come join a fun evening learning about the unique adaptations and behaviors of Alaska’s grouse and ptarmigan. You may know that ptarmigan turn white, but why do they sleep under the snow? Hear the latest about the role research is having in understanding and managing ptarmigan populations in the Alaska Range.
February 26 - May 7, 2015 Beyond BOW Women's Spring Shotgun League FULL Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
February 28 - March 1, 2015 Beyond BOW Backcountry Ski Adventure Juneau Lake Kenai Peninsula For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
March 6-8, 2015 Winter BOW Workshop Mat Su Valley, Chickloon For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
March 11, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Bristle-thighed Curlew Anchorage Learn about Alaska’s rare shorebird and its connection to national wildlife refuges in Hawaii and the Pacific. Kristine Sowl, a wildlife biologist with the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, takes you on a journey to its remote western Alaska breeding grounds and winter home on the islands and atolls of the Pacific.  This lecture will be held at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall.
March 13, 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm Mendenhall Glacier Fireside Lecture Series: Bats! Winged Wonders of the Night Juneau "Bats! Winged Wonders of the Night" Citizen science and biological research teach us how Juneau’s five species of bats survive in SE Alaska’s coastal rainforest. ADF&G’s Karen Blejwas and Michael Kohan report their findings.
March 25, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Fur Seals and Weddell Seals: From Open Ocean to Icy Shores Palmer Mat-Su College FSM Building, 8295 E College Drive off of Trunk Road in Palmer, AK. With Roxanne Beltran of University of Alaska. Although pinnipeds are some of the most far-ranging animals on the planet, researchers are still searching to answer many questions about their basic life histories. What do these animals eat? How far do these animals travel? How deep do they dive? How do their annual life cycles work? In this talk, we will discuss current research methods for exploring these questions, focusing on Antarctica’s Weddell seals and Alaska’s Northern fur seals.
March 29, 2015 Beyond BOW Hunting Rifle Clinic Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 8, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: Killer Whale Predation on Gray Whales in the Unimak Island Region Anchorage Most of the Eastern North Pacific gray whale population migrates through Unimak Pass, Alaska. Over 100 killer whales also arrive to intercept them with effects that ripple through the near-shore and terrestrial ecosystem. Craig Matkin, Executive Director for the North Gulf Oceanic Society, will discuss this interaction and how it affects the marine ecosystem.  This lecture will be held at the Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall.
April 17-18, 2015 Beyond BOW Handgun Clinic Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 18, 2015 BOW Shotguns & Stilettos Fun Shoot Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 28-28, 2015 Beyond BOW Staying Safe In Bear Country Clinic Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 29, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: McNeil River Brown Bears Palmer Mat-Su College FSM Building, 8295 E College Drive off of Trunk Road in Palmer, AK. With Wildlife Technician, Drew Hamilton of Alaska Department of Fish and Game. In early July through mid-August, chum salmon congregate between a series of rocks and boulders that form McNeil River Falls. Since there are only a few rivers in the area with similar fishing sites, brown bears congregate here in numbers that have brought McNeil River worldwide fame. Drew has spent several field seasons at McNeil and will share his impressive photographs and amazing tales!
May 15 -17, 2015 Southeast Spring BOW Workshop Juneau For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 17, 2015 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
July 12, 2015 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 7-9, 2015 Interior Summer BOW Workshop Lost Lake, Near Fairbanks For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 8, 2015 Beyond BOW Field Dressing & Butchering Big Game Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 9, 2015 Beyond BOW Explore Bowhunting Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 11-12, 2015 Beyond BOW Shotgun Clinic Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 22, 2015 Beyond BOW Duck Hunting Clinic Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
September 17 - November 19, 2015 Beyond BOW Women's Fall Shotgun League Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
November 1, 2015 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.