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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:

2014 Events

Date Title Location Description
April 19, 2014 BOW Shotguns & Stilettos Fun Shoot - FULL Mat Su Valley, Grouse Ridge Shooting Park For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 23, 6 – 7pm Kings in the City Anchorage Gear up for fishing kings on Ship Creek by attending this seminar where tips, timing and techniques will be covered. Location: William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery (on Reeve Blvd). Contact: 907-267-2218 or ryan.ragan@alaska.gov.
April 24, 6:30–8:30pm Sharing Nature Training Fairbanks Creamer's Field. A different talk every week. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .
April 25–26 Bats and Frogs! Citizen Science for Students Anchorage Join ADFG Citizen Science Biologist Marian Snively and Brenda Duty, Project WILD Coordinator for a fun hands-on workshop that demonstrates how you can engage your students in inquiry based research by monitoring little brown bats and wood frogs. Learn how to construct bat houses and how to identify frog calls…(they may be closer than you think!) and you’ll also learn about other programs you and your students may want to join in. These lessons are great for classroom science projects, citizen participation lessons and easily integrate into the new math and language arts standards. Great for K-12 teachers. Workshop can be taken as a practicum for APU MOSEE graduate students or one UAA graduate credit for teacher recertification. For more information contact Brenda.Duty@alaska.gov or 907-267-2216. SPECIAL OFFER: When 2 teachers from the same school sign up, pay only 1 materials fee!
April 29-30, 2014 Beyond BOW Safety in Bear Country - FULL Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 30, 7pm Wildlife Wednesdays: Non-native Blackfish in Cottonwood Creek Mat-Su Mat-Su College (8295 College Drive, off of Trunk Road). Jonathan Stecyk, PhD of University of Alaska Anchorage will present his research on the non-native blackfish in Cottonwood Creek. Wildlife Wednesdays are free science lectures open to the community. Great for science-minded individuals!
May 1, 6:30–8:30pm Sharing Nature Training Fairbanks Creamer's Field. A different talk every week. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .
May 3, 12pm–4pm Spring Migration Celebration Fairbanks Creamer's Field. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .
May 6, 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.
May 8, 6:30–8:30pm Sharing Nature Training Fairbanks Creamer's Field. A different talk every week. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .
May 11, 12pm – 4pm Bear Aware Day at the Alaska Zoo Anchorage Alaska Zoo. Come to this fun and educational spring event hosted by the Alaska Zoo, ADF&G and other bear aware partners and refresh your bear aware knowledge. Regular zoo admission; mothers get in free for Mother’s Day.
May 11, 2pm Frog Walk Fairbanks Creamer's Field. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .
May 15, 6:30–8:30pm Sharing Nature Training Fairbanks Creamer's Field. A different talk every week. For more information go to http://www.creamersfield.org/ .
May 16-18, 2014 SOUTHEAST SPRING BOW WORKSHOP Juneau For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 18, 11am – 5pm International Migratory Bird Day at the Alaska Zoo Anchorage Alaska Zoo. This year’s theme is “Why Birds Matter.” ADF&G is a partner host for this event. Regular zoo admission; mothers get in free for Mother’s Day.
May 18, 2014 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 28, 7pm Bear Aware for Families Anchorage BLM Campbell Creek Science Center. Bear awareness for families with children. ADF&G and BLM presentation. For parents- learn to use bear spray; free.
May 28, 7pm Balancing growing populations: Managing moose in a developing landscape Mat-Su Mat-Su College (8295 College Drive, off of Trunk Road). Todd Rinaldi of ADF&G will discuss the challenges of balancing a growing moose population amidst Mat-Su Valley’s persistent human development. Wildlife Wednesdays are free science lectures open to the community. Great for science-minded individuals!
June 7, 11am – 4pm Potter Marsh Discovery Days Anchorage Potter Marsh Boardwalk. Celebrate and discover Potter Marsh at this family-friendly event with nature-related games and hands-on learning, birding stations, a rehabilitated bird release at 2:30 pm and much more.
June 12, 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.
June 26, 6pm – 7:30pm Bear CAM Season 2: Anchorage Urban Bears at REI Anchorage REI. Come hear from ADF&G biologist Tony Carnahan about a two-year study on Anchorage bears using collars that gathered location data, plus video and sound. See from a bear’s perspective how we can live more responsibly in bear country.
June 29, 2014 Beyond BOW Explore Bowhunting Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
July 10, 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.
July 13, 2014 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 8-10, 2014 SUMMER BOW WORKSHOP Interior - Lost Lake, Mile 306 Richardson Hwy For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 12-13, 2014 Beyond BOW Shotgun 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, 2014 Beyond BOW Big Game Field Dressing & Butchering Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
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/ .
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 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.
December 6 - 12, 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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