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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:

2014 Events

Date Title Location Description
August 2, 10am – 1pm Fly Fishing 101 Juneau Learn the basics of fly fishing – casting, selecting flies, knots and gear, and hopefully hooking, reeling in and landing fish from Montana Creek (if they are biting). Wear waterproof boots and appropriate outdoor clothes, all other materials will be supplied. Sport fishing license required and can be purchased online. Meet at the ADF&G Shooting Range Parking Area.
For more information see the Alaskans Afield Juneau Classes Registration Form (PDF 119 kB)
August 8-10, 2014 SUMMER BOW WORKSHOP - FULL Interior - Lost Lake, Mile 306 Richardson Hwy For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 9, 10am – 1pm Moose Hunting 101 Mat-Su Interested in filling your freezer? Experienced hunters will teach you the basics of how and where to hunt. Meet the moose at Matanuska Experiment Farm and learn about the animals' life history.
For more information see the Alaskans Afield Mat-Su Classes Registration Form (PDF 123 kB)
August 11–15 AK Experience Camp — Outdoor Skills & Adventure for Youth Juneau Eagle River Scout Camp. All youth ages 11–18 are invited to attend a fun-filled 5-day outdoor residential camp. Youth will learn about lure and fly casting, firearms skills and safety, shooting sports, kayaking, wilderness survival and more! AK Experience Camp is sponsored by Alaska 4-H Cooperative Extension, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and University of Alaska, Fairbanks. For more information and to register, please call Susie at Cooperative Extension 907-523-3250, ext 0.
August 12-13, 2014 Beyond BOW Shotgun- FULL Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 14, 6pm – 7:30pm Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI Anchorage REI. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presentation and bear spray demonstration by ADF&G.
August 16, 10am – 1pm Wild & Edible Plants Mat-Su Join Wild Plant Enthusiast, Rachel Bobka at Independence Mine in Hatcher Pass. You’ll learn to distinguish between tasty trail snacks from poisonous plants. Go home with a wild herb product.
For more information see the Alaskans Afield Mat-Su Classes Registration Form (PDF 123 kB)
August 16, 2014 Beyond BOW Duck Hunting 101 Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 22–24 Sandhill Crane Festival Fairbanks Creamer's Field. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .
August 23, 10am – 1pm Introduction to Shotguns Mat-Su Learn the fundamental of shooting at moving targets. Our instructors will have you breaking clay birds in no time. Shoot safely and accurately at Grouse Ridge Shooting Range. Additional materials fee.
For more information see the Alaskans Afield Mat-Su Classes Registration Form (PDF 123 kB)
September 6, 10am – 1pm Introduction to Shooting Sports Juneau Hands-on training on basic gun handling, safety and shooting techniques using airguns. This class will promote the safe and ethical use of firearms. All firearms, eye and ear protection will be provided. Class will be held at ADF&G Shooting Range.
For more information see the Alaskans Afield Juneau Classes Registration Form (PDF 119 kB)
September 11 - November 13, 2014 Beyond BOW Women's Fall Shotgun League Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
September 19-21, 2014 Beyond BOW Trophy Rainbow Trout Adventure - FULL Kenai Peninsula For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
September 26-28, 2014 Beyond BOW Spruce Grouse & Willow Ptarmigan Hunt Sheep Mountian For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
October 25, 12pm–4pm Creepy Critters Program Fairbanks Creamer's Field. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .
November 2, 2014 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
November 13-19, 2014 Beyond BOW Raspberry Island Sea Duck & Deer Hunt Raspberry Island Near Kodiak For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
November 22, 12pm–4pm Thanksgiving for the Birds Fairbanks Creamer's Field. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .
November 30 - December 6, 2014 Beyond BOW Raspberry Island Sea Duck & Deer Hunt Raspberry Island Near Kodiak For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
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