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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:

2016 Events

Date Title Location Description
June 18 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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July 15 – 16 Alaskans Afield Small Game Hunting - Class is FULL Mat-Su July 15 — Ptarmigan, grouse, and hare can make a tasty dinner. Learn where to find them, what equipment you'll need, and how to dress them.

July 16 — Learn to identify small game species and their preferred habitat in Alaska. Participants will venture into the field with Small Game Biologist, Rick Merizon, to observe hare, grouse and ptarmigan habitat.
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July 26 Alaskans Afield Introduction to Small Game Hunting Fairbanks Learn to identify small game species and their preferred habitat in Interior Alaska. Although you do not need much to participate in small game hunting, we will cover the basics including regulations, firearms and gear prep. Class is geared for adults and youth (11 and up) accompanied by an adult.
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July 27 Alaskans Afield Field Dressing Small Game - Class is Full Fairbanks Class is Full Learn how to care for, and field-dress small game. We will also share some of our favorite recipes to get you started. Prepare for a hands-on experience. Bring a small, sharp hunting knife if you have one. Class is geared for adults and youth (11 and up) accompanied by an adult.
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July 30 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. Appropriate for adults and hunting age youth.
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August 5-7, 2016 Interior Summer BOW Workshop Lost Lake, near Fairbanks For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 6, 2016 Beyond BOW - Upland Bird Hunting Juneau For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 9-10, 2016 Beyond BOW Shotgun Clinic Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 20 Alaskans Afield Step into Shotgun Juneau Learn the basic fundamentals of shooting at moving targets. Our instructors will have you breaking clay birds in no time.
Minimum age for this class is 10 years.
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August 20, 2016 Beyond BOW Duck Hunting 101 Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 27, 2016 Beyond BOW - Psyched about Silvers Juneau For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
September 10 Alaskans Afield Waterfowl Hunting Juneau Learn the fundamentals of bird hunting on Wetlands including: gear and ammo selection, distance estimation, setting up decoys, calling ducks in, and how to construct a blind.
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September 15 - November 17, 2016 Beyond BOW Women's Fall Shotgun League Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
October 30, 2016 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.