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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!

Check our event listings and mark your calendar to join us.

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
December 3, 2017 Beyond BOW Women's Only Hunter Education Class Anchorage, Rabbit Creek Shooting Park For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
December 13, 7–8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays: Alaska is a Wildlife Photographer's Paradise Anchorage  Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall. Local photographer Drew Hamilton will share wildlife photography tips and advice, from composition to editing, to create ways to display your wildlife art.
 
 

Additional Information

Sponsored by the Alaska Zoo, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Geographic, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S.G.S. The Alaska Zoo is located at 4731 O'Malley Road.

2018 Events

Date Title Location Description
January 10, 7–8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays: Wolf Stories and Studies of Togiak Refuge Anchorage Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall. For 10 years, Patrick Walsh, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, has studied the ecological relationships of wolves, caribou and moose at Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. He'll share those research results and some interesting wolf behaviors he has observed.
 
 

Additional Information

Sponsored by the Alaska Zoo, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Geographic, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S.G.S. The Alaska Zoo is located at 4731 O'Malley Road.

February 14, 7–8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays: Tracking the Wolverine Anchorage Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall. Follow the tracks of wolverines as Mike Harrington with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shares insights from a wolverine research project. The project, which used tracking collars and trail cameras, helped determine a more accurate population estimate, and to better understand wolverine movements, home ranges and relationships with other wolverines.
 

Additional Information

Sponsored by the Alaska Zoo, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Geographic, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S.G.S. The Alaska Zoo is located at 4731 O'Malley Road.

March 14, 7–8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays: Fish-Friendly Roads-Wave of the Future Anchorage Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall. Is Alaska's road system fish-friendly? Katrina Liebich, Fisheries Outreach Coordinator with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, discusses how removing barriers and obstacles to salmon and fish movement with more fish-friendly culverts, bridges and roads, is benefiting us all.
 

Additional Information

Sponsored by the Alaska Zoo, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Geographic, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S.G.S. The Alaska Zoo is located at 4731 O'Malley Road.

April 11, 7–8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays: Bear Aware? Anchorage Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall. We live a big wild life in Anchorage and with that comes the responsibility of knowing how to live around potentially dangerous wildlife, particularly bears. Spring is the perfect time to brush up on your bear safety knowledge with Eric Stuart, an educator with the Bureau of Land Management, and Tom Griffin, manager of McNeil River State Game Sanctuary (Alaska Department of Fish and Game). Bear spray training included.

Additional Information

Sponsored by the Alaska Zoo, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Alaska Geographic, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S.G.S. The Alaska Zoo is located at 4731 O'Malley Road.