Calendar of Events
Camps & Skills Clinics

Anchorage

  • February 23, Saturday, 9am–12pm
    Bear and Sheep Hunting Clinic (HIT Clinic)
    For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
  • March 9 – 31
    Small Game Field to Fork (Alaskans Afield)
    Register at Alaskans Afield

    Are you outdoor savvy and interested in hunting but have never had the time/knowledge/skills/mentor — (fill in the blank) — to pursue it? In this multi-day course, you will learn what it takes to get started from choosing the right equipment and firearm to planning your trip and identifying species. This course is designed to take participants through a Basic Hunter Education class on March 9th and then follow-up with an opportunity three weeks later to harvest, field dress, and cook small game.

    This course is for adults (18 and up) and space is limited. To register, please contact Stephen Sowell, email: stephen.sowell@alaska.gov or call 907-465-4345.
  • March 24, Sunday 8am–6pm
    Big Game Hunting Rifle (Beyond Bow)
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
  • March 29 & 30, Friday 5pm–10pm & Saturday 8am–7pm
    Handgun (Beyond Bow)
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
  • April 4, 6 & 7, Thursday 6pm–9pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am–6pm
    Wilderness Remote First Aid (Beyond Bow)
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
  • April 17–19 & 24–26, 2019
    Women's Spring Shotgun League (Beyond Bow)
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
  • April 22 & 23, Monday and Tuesday 6pm–9pm
    Archery 101 (Beyond Bow)
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
  • April 28, Saturday 9am–6pm.
    Survival (Beyond Bow)
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
  • May 5, Sunday 8am–5pm
    Hunter Education (Beyond Bow)
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
  • May 7–8, Tuesday & Wednesday 5pm–9pm
    Staying Safe in Bear Country (Beyond Bow)
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
  • May 10–11, Friday 5pm–10pm & Saturday 8am–7pm
    Handgun (Beyond Bow)
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
  • May 18, Saturday 9am–5pm
    Beaver Skinning & Hide Prep (Beyond Bow)
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
  • May 19, Sunday 9am–6pm
    Map & Compass (Beyond Bow)
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
  • July 14, Sunday 8am–6pm
    Big Game Hunting Rifle (Beyond Bow)
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
  • August 4, Sunday 10am–4pm
    RCSP Sighting in Day (HIT Clinic)
    For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
  • August 6–7, Tuesday & Wednesday 5pm–9pm
    Shotgun (Beyond Bow)
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
  • November 10, Sunday 8am–5pm
    Hunter Education (Beyond Bow)
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.

Echo Ranch Camp, Juneau

  • May 10-12, Friday afternoon, Saturday & Sunday morning
    Southeast BOW Spring Workshop
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.

Fairbanks

  • January 28 & 29, Monday & Tuesday, 6pm–10pm
    Women's Handgun Clinic (HIT Clinic)
    For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
  • February 11 & 12, Monday & Tuesday, 6pm-10pm
    Women's Rifle Clinic (HIT Clinic)
    For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
  • April 3, 2019, 6pm-9pm
    Bear Bait Certification Clinic (HIT Clinic)
    For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
  • April 8 & 9, 6pm–10pm
    Women's Only Hunter Education (HIT Clinic)
    For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
  • May 2, Thursday 6pm–9pm
    Map and Compass Clinic (HIT Clinic)
    For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
  • Wednesday, July 24
    Sheep Hunting Clinic (HIT Clinic)
    For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.

Juneau

  • July 1
    Archery (Alaskans Afield)
    Register at Alaskans Afield

    Bow and arrow basics, shooting in both an indoor and outdoor setting using light compound bows. Safety and skill will be taught, and all materials provided. Learn how a bow can be an effective means of harvesting game
  • September 1
    Rifle Basics (Alaskans Afield)
    Register at Alaskans Afield

    Learn the fundamentals of basic rifle marksmanship principles, sighting in and establishing a "zero" for your rifle, plus rifle maintenance and cleaning. Understand the pros and cons of different shooting positions and adapting to various distances.

Kenai

  • April 27, Saturday 8am–5pm
    Hunter Education (Beyond Bow)
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.

Kenai Peninsula, Kachemak Bay

  • June 20–23, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
    Backcountry Backpacking Adventure (Beyond Bow)
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.

Ketchikan

  • April 13
    Small Game Hunting & Field Dressing (Alaskans Afield)
    Register at Alaskans Afield

    Ptarmigan, grouse, and hare can make a tasty dinner. Learn where to find them and what equipment you'll need. Learn how to care for, and field-dress small game. Participants will also have the opportunity to venture into the field with Small Game Biologist, Rick Merizon, to observe hare, grouse and ptarmigan habitat. Class is geared for adults and youth (10 and up)

Mat-Su

  • May 22
    Firearms 101: An introduction to new hunters (Alaskans Afield)
    Register at Alaskans Afield

    Are you interested in acquiring a firearm but unsure where to start? This course will walk you through a conversation of discovery as we help you assess your specific needs. Explore the possibilities as you consider the available options for firearms as well as ammunition to match your intended purpose. This course will include a review of firearms safety with an emphasis on the specific circumstances you might expect to encounter in the field or on the range.
  • June 1
    Riflery: Principles & Practice (Alaskans Afield)
    Register at Alaskans Afield

    Our expert marksmen and women will introduce you to the fundamentals of shooting a .22 caliber rifle safely and accurately. Learn to shoot in various positions, including prone, sitting, kneeling and standing. Class is geared for adults and youth (10 and up) accompanied by an adult.
  • June 15
    Wild Plants and Outdoor Cooking (Alaskans Afield)
    Register at Alaskans Afield

    Join us for an interpretive hike where you'll learn the common names and properties of wild plants. Help harvest some of nature's edible delights to add to recipes we'll cook up in our backcountry kitchen. We'll set up different camp stoves and discuss how to plan and prepare lightweight, delicious meals for your next outdoor adventure.
  • June 29
    Small Game Hunting & Field Dressing (Alaskans Afield)
    Register at Alaskans Afield

    Session I — Ptarmigan, grouse, and hare can make a tasty dinner. Learn where to find them and what equipment you'll need. Learn how to care for, and field-dress small game. We will also share some of our favorite recipes to get you started.
    Session II — Learn to identify small game species and their preferred habitats. Participants will have the opportunity to venture into the field with Small Game Biologist, Rick Merizon, to observe hare, grouse and ptarmigan habitat.

    Class is geared for adults and youth (10 and up).
  • August 17
    Outdoor Survival (Alaskans Afield)
    Register at Alaskans Afield

    Have you ever been stuck in the wilderness unexpectedly? Give yourself a better shot at surviving and being found by learning the basics of how to signal a rescue party, create an emergency kit, build a fire, and prevent bear encounters.
  • September 1
    Archery for All (Alaskans Afield)
    Register at Alaskans Afield

    How do you hold a bow? What is a "nock?" Can you really hit that target? Absolutely! Our expert instructors will have you shooting bows successfully in no time!

Palmer

  • April 23 & 25, Tuesday & Thursday 5:30pm–10pm
    Hunter Education (Beyond Bow)
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.

Petersburg

  • April 9
    Small Game Hunting & Field Dressing (Alaskans Afield)
    Register at Alaskans Afield

    Ptarmigan, grouse, and hare can make a tasty dinner. Learn where to find them and what equipment you'll need. Learn how to care for, and field-dress small game. We will also share some of our favorite recipes to get you started. Class is geared for adults and youth (10 and up).

Wasilla

  • March 30 & 31, Saturday & Sunday 4:30–6pm
    Archery 101 (Beyond Bow)
    For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.