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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
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 27, 6 pm – 9 pm Growing Up WILD Anchorage Joy Greisen Jewish Education Center (Closed Workshop).
September 30 Alaskans Afield Small Game Hunting (Two-part class) Soldotna Session I: 10am–12:30 pm. Ptarmigan, grouse, and hare can make a tasty dinner. Learn to identify small game species, and about the regulations, legal methods, and what equipment you'll need for hunting. Learn how to care for, and field-dress small game.

Session II: 1pm–4pm. Develop a hunter "search image." Learn to identify and differentiate small game habitats and the plant species they utilize. Participants will have the opportunity to venture into the field with Small Game Biologist Rick Merizon to observe observe hare and grouse habitat.
Register at Alaskans Afield
October 14 – 19 Exploring Science and Wildlife through Inquiry Fairbanks Oct. 14, 9 - 5 pm; Oct. 17, 5 - 8:30pm; Oct. 19,  5 - 8:30 pm. Do you dream of doing hands-on, student-led science investigations with your students, but find scientific inquiry intimidating? If so, this professional development workshop is for you! Using place-based activities from the Alaska Wildlife Curriculum we’ll get your students outside and engaged in learning about Alaska’s wildlife. We’ll explore caribou populations, identify bird songs, join a citizen science effort, learn how biologists count animals and much more. Class size is limited so sign up now on Eventbrite. Questions? Call Heather McFarland at (907) 459-7378.

Additional Information

This professional development workshop is a 500 level course through UAA using the Alaska Wildlife Curriculum. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about Alaska wildlife and how to teach about it. 

October 19 Growing Up WILD – closed workshop Juneau Juneau School District.
October 28 – November 11 Birds Count! Palmer/Wasilla Oct. 28, Nov. 1, and Nov. 11. Machetanz Elementary School and Matanuska Experimental Farm. Join regional educator Sierra Doherty and special guest speakers as they explore how to connect students to birds and their natural environment. Educators will learn how to lead field trips into the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge with activities and focus, how students can learn bird identification by ear, engage students in citizen science projects and hear from ADFG researchers on their various projects and data on birds. To register visit Eventbrite or call Sierra Doherty at 907-861-2104.

Additional Information

This professional development workshop is a 500 level course through UAA using the Alaska Wildlife Curriculum, Project WILD and Flying WILD. 

October 29, 2017 Beyond BOW Women's Only Hunter Education Class Anchorage, Rabbit Creek Shooting Park For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
December 3, 2017 Beyond BOW Women's Only Hunter Education Class Anchorage, Rabbit Creek Shooting Park For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.