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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!

Check our event listings and mark your calendar to join us.

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
May 26, 5:30 – 8:30 pm Alaskans Afield- Tracking & Nature Observation Fairbanks For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
May 27, 7 pm Bear Aware for Families Anchorage Campbell Creek Science Center. Hosted by the Bureau of Land Management, ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group. Geared for families with children. Learn to use bear spray. Free; open to the public.
May 30, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- First Aid in the Backcountry Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
June 4, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Bear and Moose Aware Clinic Anchorage REI. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in bear country at this presentation and bear spray clinic hosted by ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group.
June 6, 11 am – 4 pm Potter Marsh Discovery Day Anchorage Potter Marsh boardwalk, Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge. Discover Potter Marsh and some of Alaska’s wildlife at Anchorage’s most popular wildlife viewing area. This family-friendly event brings you nature-related games and prizes, invertebrate sampling, birding stations along the boardwalk, captive birds from the Bird Treatment and Learning Center, educational animals from the Alaska Zoo, kid-friendly archery range, fly and spin casting practice, and more. 

Additional Information

2880 East 154th Avenue, Anchorage, AK; located at Mile 117 along the Seward Highway approximately 10 miles south of Downtown Anchorage (approximately 1/2 mile south of the Rabbit Creek Road exit and across from the Rabbit Creek Rifle Range).

June 13, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Archery For All Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
June 20, 2015 Beyond BOW Field Dressing & Butchering Big Game Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
June 27, 10 am – 3 pm Alaskans Afield- Basic Survival Skills Fairbanks For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
June 27, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Outdoor Survival Juneau For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
June 27, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Riflery Principles & Practice Mat Su Valley  For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
June 27 – 28 Bear Aware Booth at the Alaska Botanical Garden Anchorage Learn about bear awareness and how electric fencing can deter bears at the Alaska Botanical Garden's summer fair.
July 3 – 5 Wild & Aware Booth at the Girdwood Forest Fair Girdwood Come learn about living with wildlife at a booth hosted by Wild & Aware Girdwood and Girdwood K-8 students. Visit http://wildaware.org.
July 8, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Bear and Moose Aware Clinic Anchorage REI. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in bear and moose country at this presentation and bear spray clinic hosted by ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group.
July 10, 11 am – 2 pm Bear Aware Booth at the Teddy Bear Picnic Eagle River The Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group is hosting a bear aware booth at the Bear Paw Festival Teddy Bear Picnic. Free.
July 11, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Finding Your Way in the Woods Using Maps, Compass & GPS Juneau For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
July 11, 10 Alaskans Afield- Wild & Edible Plants Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
July 12, 2015 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
July 14, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Alaskans Afield- Plant Identification & Habitat of the Boreal Forest Fairbanks For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
July 22, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Alaskans Afield- Introduction to Small Game Hunting Fairbanks For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
July 23, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Alaskans Afield- Small Game Hunting, Basics of Field Dressing Fairbanks For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
July 25, 10 am – 2:00 pm Alaskans Afield- Small Game Hunting, Field Identification of Habitat Fairbanks For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
July 25, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- All Things Wild on the Wetlands Juneau For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
July 25 – 25, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Small Game Hunting Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
August 1, 10 am – 1:00 pm Alaskans Afield- Judging Moose Antlers & Dall Sheep Horns Fairbanks For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
August 4, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Bear and Moose Aware Clinic Anchorage REI. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in bear ns mooaw country at this presentation and bear spray clinic hosted by ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group.
August 7-9, 2015 Interior Summer BOW Workshop Lost Lake, Near Fairbanks For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 8, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Fly Fishing Fundamentals Juneau For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
August 8, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Big Game Hunting Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield 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 15, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Riflery Principles & Practice Juneau For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
August 22, 2015 Beyond BOW Duck Hunting Clinic Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
September 9, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Bear and Moose Aware Clinic Anchorage REI. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in bear and moose country at this presentation and bear spray clinic hosted by ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group.
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.
November 20-25, 2015 Beyond BOW Raspberry Island Deer & Sea Duck Hunt Raspberry Island Near Kodiak For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.