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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:

2018 Events

Date Title Location Description
January 14, 2018 Women's Only Hunter Education Class (HIT Clinic) Fairbanks For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
February 12–13, 2018 Women's Only Handgun Class (HIT Clinic) Fairbanks For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
February 20 & 22, 2018 Introduction to Beaver Trapping (HIT Clinic) Fairbanks For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
Saturday, February 24, 11:00am–12:00pm Modern Hunting And How It Relates To The Long Range Shooting Trend (HIT Clinic) Anchorage For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
Saturday, February 24, 1:30pm–4:00pm Is This Sheep Legal? (HIT Clinic) Anchorage For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
Saturday, February 24, 2:00pm–3:00pm Do You Have What It Takes To Survive In An Emergency Situation In The Wilds Of Alaska? (HIT Clinic) Anchorage For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
Saturday, February 24, 3:00pm–4:00pm Introduction To Trapping (HIT Clinic) Anchorage For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
Saturday, February 24, 9:00am–12:00pm Bear Hunting & Skinning Techniques (HIT Clinic) Anchorage For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
February 24 - 25, 2018 Archery 101 (Beyond Bow) Mat-Su For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
February 25 - 26, 2018 Backcountry Ski Adventure (Beyond Bow) Kenai Peninsula For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
February TBD, 2018 Women's Only Hunter Education (Beyond Bow) Mat-Su For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
March 1 - May 10, 2018 Women's Spring Shotgun League (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
March 5, 2018 Rifle Cleaning & Maintenance Class (HIT Clinic) Fairbanks For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
March 7, 7–8 pm Wildlife Wednesday - Down from the Mountain: What Alaska's Enigmatic Beach Marmots Can Tell Us about Adaptability and Resilience in a Rapidly Changing World Juneau Hoary marmots have long been considered denizens of the alpine and, more recently, harbingers of climate change. Ongoing research on Alaska's marmots reveals a more complicated picture. Presented by Link Olson, curator of mammals at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments served. 
March 7, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays: Alaska’s Amphibians Mat-Su Matanuska Experiment Farm. With herpetologist, Joshua Ream. Details forthcoming.
March 9-11, 2018 Bow Winter Workshop Mat-Su, Victory For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
March 12, 2018 Map & Compass Class (HIT Clinic) Fairbanks For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
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.

March 23 Alaskans Afield Introduction to Big Game Hunting Mat-Su Interested in filling your freezer? Experienced hunters will teach you the basics of how to hunt for big game species, including how to read the regulations, where to go, and what to pack.
Register at Alaskans Afield
March 23 – 24, Friday March 23rd, 5pm–8pm, Saturday March 24th, 8am–5pm Unbelievable Ungulates! Nome Join the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the National Park Service in exploring biology, adaptations, management, habitat and wildlife safety of Northwest Alaska’s ungulate populations (caribou, moose, muskox, wood bison)! Where: Beringia Room, Bering Land Bridge Visitor Center,  214 Front Street, Nome, Alaska. Pre-registration is required: Please reserve your space in this class by registering on EventBrite https://ungulatesofnwalaska.eventbrite.com

Additional Information

Fee: $74 credit fee (one graduate continuing education credit through UAA); $50 materials fee per teacher. The materials fee provides you with take-home books and materials. If you do not wish to take the class for credit, you will be charged only a materials fee. A Project WILD/Alaska Wildlife Curriculum Workshop for K-12 Educators. Sponsored by: The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, National Park Service, and University of Alaska Anchorage or contact Brenda Duty 907-267-2216 brenda.duty@alaska.gov

March 24 – 31 Alaskans Afield Field to Pantry Series Mat-Su Participants must register for the entire 3-part series. Alaskans Afield Field to Pantry is brought to you by Alaska Department of Fish and Game, UAF Cooperative Extension Service and Outdoor Heritage Foundation of Alaska. This course is designed as a series so that participants have a start-to-finish preview of hunting a big game animal before venturing into the field. To ensure a safe environment and that students get hands-on experience, the course has a capacity of 10 people and a minimum age of 13.
  • Big Game Field Dressing — Learn to gut and skin the animal with hands-on experience! Our instructors will share tips on how to properly care for meat in the field so you maximize the quality and quantity of the meat you take home.
  • Big Game Meat Processing — The next step beyond field dressing is to assess the condition of the meat and process it for consumption. Instructors will show you how to make quality cuts- steaks and roasts- or use a grinder to make burger. Wrap the meat and take it home to your freezer!
  • Preserving Wild Game Meat — After harvesting game meat, learn ways to preserve the bounty for the future including canning, drying and freezing. In the lab, follow along as our instructor demonstrates how to preserve meat using a pressure canner.

Register at Alaskans Afield
March 25, 2018 Big Game Hunting Rifle (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 4, 7pm – 8pm Wildlife Wednesdays: Managing Moose Populations Mat-Su Matanuska Experiment Farm. With ADF&G Palmer Area Biologist, Tim Peltier. Details forthcoming.
April 7 Bear Aware Scavenger Hunt at the Great Alaska Sportsman Show Anchorage Come have fun learning about bear safety at the annual bear aware scavenger hunt, hosted by the BLM, ADF&G and other Anchorage Bear Committee partners. The scavenger hunt will be offered on Saturday, April 7, only. The show is held at the Sullivan and Ben Boecke Arenas in Anchorage. For more about show hours, visit http://greatalaskasportsmanshow.com/.
April 10, 2018 Knife Sharpening Class (HIT Clinic) Fairbanks For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
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.

April 14, 2018 Shotguns & Stilettos Fun Shoot (Beyond Bow) Mat-Su For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 17, 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 the Anchorage Bear Committee and ADF&G. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store.
April 20 - 21, 2018 Handgun (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 19, 21, & 22, 2018 Wilderness Remote First Aid, CPR, & AED (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 24 - 25, 2018 Staying Safe in Bear Country (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 1, 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 the Anchorage Bear Committee and ADF&G. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store.
April 30 - May 1, 2018 Archery 101 (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May TBD, 2018 Float Tube Fly Fishing (Beyond Bow) Mat-Su For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 6, 2018 Women's Only Hunter Education (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 7–8, 2018 Women's Only Rifle Class (HIT Clinic) Fairbanks For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
May 11-13, 2018 Southeast BOW Spring Workshop Juneau, Echo Ranch Camp For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 12, 2018 Beaver Skinning & Hide Prep (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
June 2, 11 am – 4 pm Potter Marsh Discovery Day Anchorage Potter Marsh boardwalk, Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge. Discover Potter Marsh and some of Alaska’s wildlife at Anchorage’s most popular wildlife viewing area. This family-friendly event brings you nature-related games, invertebrate sampling, birding stations along the boardwalk, captive birds from the Bird Treatment and Learning Center, educational animals from the Alaska Zoo, kid-friendly archery range, spin casting practice, and more.

Additional Information

2880 East 154th Avenue, Anchorage, AK; located at Mile 117 along the Seward Highway approximately 10 miles south of Downtown Anchorage (approximately 1/2 mile south of the Rabbit Creek Road exit and across from the Rabbit Creek Rifle Range).

June 12, 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 the Anchorage Bear Committee and ADF&G. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store.
June 22 - 24, 2018 Caines Head Backcountry Backpacking Adventure (Beyond Bow) Kenai Peninsula For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
July 10, 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 the Anchorage Bear Committee and ADF&G. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store.
July 15, 2018 Big Game Hunting Rifle (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 7 - 8, 2018 Shotgun 101 (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 14, 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 the Anchorage Bear Committee and ADF&G. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store.
August 18, 2018 Duck Hunting 101 (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
September 4, 8, & 9, 2018 Wilderness Remote First Aid, CPR, & AED (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
September 13 - November 15, 2018 Women's Fall Shotgun League (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
October TBD, 2018 Trophy Rainbow Trout Adventure (Beyond Bow) Kenai Peninsula For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
October 21, 2018 Women's Only Hunter Education (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
November 11, 2018 Women's Only Hunter Education (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.