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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:

2017 Events

Date Title Location Description
July 29 Alaskans Afield Judging Moose Antlers and Dall Sheep Horns Fairbanks As moose and sheep season approach, prepare yourself to judge antlers size and horn curl/aging in a field setting. Sheep horns and moose antlers of various sizes will be set up in the forest/field. Come learn techniques and test your skills. Bring your own binoculars and spotting scope if you have them. Some sets will be available for use. Adults and hunting age youth.
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July 29-30 (Overnight, 2 days) Beyond BOW Backpacking Southeast AK Juneau, Peterson Lake Trail to USFS Cabin For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 4 – 5 Alaskans Afield Small Game Hunting (Two-part class) Nome 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.
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August 4-6, 2017 Interior Summer BOW Workshop Fairbanks, Lost Lake Boy Scout Camp For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 8-9, 2017 Beyond BOW Shotgun Workshop Anchorage, Rabbit Creek Shooting Park For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 19, 2017 Beyond BOW Duck Hunting Workshop Anchorage, Rabbit Creek Shooting Park For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 22, 6 – 7:30 pm Bear and Moose Aware Clinic at REI Anchorage REI Classroom, 1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in moose and bear country; presented by ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store. 
August 26 Alaskans Afield Riflery – Principles & Practice Mat-Su 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.
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September 9, 9am–5pm Belugas Count! Anchorage Turnagain & Knik Arm Viewing Stations (9am – noon): whale counts & information; The Alaska Zoo (noon-5pm): booths, presentations, & family activities.
Hosted by NOAA Fisheries, ADF&G and other partners.  Come join the first annual Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Celebration and Citizen Count.  Free.  Additional Information.
September 14 – November 16, 2017 Beyond BOW Women's Fall Shotgun League Anchorage, Rabbit Creek Shooting Park For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
September 21, 23-24, 2017 Beyond BOW Wilderness First Aid, CPR & AED Anchorage, Rabbit Creek Shooting Park and William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
September 2017 (exact dates TBD) Beyond BOW Introduction to Deer Hunting & Field Dressing Ketchikan For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
October 29, 2017 Beyond BOW Women's Only Hunter Education Class Anchorage, Rabbit Creek Shooting Park For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.