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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:

2016 Events

Date Title Location Description
February 2 – April 12 Wildlife for the Future Mat-Su This course is closed. APU Master of Science and Environmental Education Students (MOSEE) evaluate and test activities and case studies with students from ADFG’s newly updated curriculum guide ‘Wildlife for the Future’. Contact Brenda Duty 907-267-2216 brenda.duty@alaska.gov
February 21, 2016 Beyond BOW Dutch Oven Gourmet Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
February 21, 2016 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
February 27-28, 2016 Beyond BOW Back Country Ski Adventure Seward For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
March 2, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays: Blue Carbon Juneau Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3225 Riverside Drive. Heidi Pearson, Assistant Professor of Marine Biology at UAS, will discuss "Blue Carbon" ecosystem services provided by marine mammals.
March 2, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays: Baby Salmon Live Here! Mat-Su Mat-Su College, FSM Building, 8295 E. College Drive off of Trunk Road in Palmer. What's so special about that lake, pond, creek or river in your backyard? A lot for juvenile Coho Salmon, who spend up to four years in freshwater before migrating downstream to the ocean. Why, where, and what they do in that time period can impact their growth, survival and ultimately their ability to spawn as an adult. Jon Gerken of US Fish and Wildlife Service has been conducting juvenile Coho studies in the Big Lake area since 2011. Come hear about a two-inch fish that swam 25 km upstream over 50 days to find a spot to rest for the winter, then swam the same distance downstream in just six days to saltwater. Call (907) 861-2104 for more information.
March 3 - May 12, 2016 Beyond BOW Women's Spring Shotgun League Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
March 4 – 5, March 4, 5 pm–9 pm and March 5, 9 am–5 pm; Nature in Winter: Adaptations and Survival in the North Fairbanks ADFG Office. 1300 College Road, Fairbanks. When was the last time you held a hibernating ground squirrel? ADFG educators along with Soil and Water Conservation educators invite you to this workshop that provides some real 'hands-on' continuing education for educators, designed to help connect students to the outdoors and compliment Alaska animals, weather and eco-systems units. Content areas include science, math, reading, language arts, physical ed and more using tracking, field investigations and lessons all about Alaska's nature in winter! There is a materials fee and professional development credit is available. Please pre-register and pay for the class by contacting Brenda.duty@alaska.gov 907-267-2216 or Mike.Taras@alaska.gov 907-459-7230
March 4-6, 2016 BOW Winter Workshop Mat Su Valley, Chickaloon For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
March 9, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays:New Neighbors, New Diseases? Wildlife Health in a Changing Arctic Anchorage Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, Join Caroline Van Hemert from the USGS Alaska Science Center discusses several recent disease outbreaks among wild birds as well as research on birds and mammals in the Alaskan Arctic. For more information: elizabeth.manning@alaska.gov or call 267-2168
March 14-15, 2016 Beyond BOW Archery 101 Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
March 19-20, 2016 Beyond Bow Archery 101 Palmer For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
March 23-24, 2016 Beyond BOW Big Game Hunting Rifle Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 1-2, 2016 Beyond BOW Skinning & Hide Prep Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 2016 Beyond BOW Step into Shotgun Ketchikan For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 2016 Beyond BOW Women's Firearm Safety Ketchikan For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 2, 2016 Beyond BOW Field Day for Basic Hunter Education Juneau For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 6, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays: Documenting Dinner: What's on the Brown Bears' Menu? Mat-Su Mat-Su College, FSM Building, 8295 E. College Drive off of Trunk Road in Palmer. We all know that brown bears are omnivores, but just how much do they hunt versus forage, and if fish aren't available, what is their preferred food? Alaska Department of Fish and Game Biologist, Chris Brockman, placed video-camera collars on seven brown bears in Unit 13 to find out the answer. Join us as Chris shares some of the amazing video footage and elaborates on the feeding behavior of these bears. Call (907) 861-2104 for more information.
April 8 – 9, April 8 4:30 pm – 8 pm, April 9 9 am–5 pm Birds of the Seward Peninsula; Who visits and who stays Nome Nome Elementary School. Open to all educators. Join ADFG educators Kari Rasmussen and Sierra Doherty for an all grades educator workshop at Nome Elementary on Friday evening April 8th and all day Saturday April 9th. We'll be focusing on birds of the Seward Peninsula while introducing ADFG's newest curriculum, Wildlife for the Future. Professional development credit is available through UAF Northwest Campus. Contact Brenda Duty  907-267-2216 or Brenda.duty@alaska.gov
April 9 Bears! Wildlife for the Future Anchorage Alaska Zoo. ADFG educator and bear safety expert Elizabeth Manning teams up with the staff from the Anchorage Zoo to present a professional development workshop on the newly updated Wildlife for the Future Curriculum Guide with a focus on Bears. More information coming soon. 
April 13, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays:Rapid Warming in the Alaskan Arctic: A Tale of Winners and Losers? Anchorage Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Road, John Pearce, Office Chief for Wetlands and Terrestrial Ecosystem research at the USGS Alaska Science Center will share results of recent studies about warming conditions in the Arctic and the effects on Wildlife. For more information: elizabeth.manning@alaska.gov or call 267-2168
April 16, 2016 BOW Shotguns & Stilettos Fun Shoot Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 22-23, 2016 Beyond BOW Handgun Workshop Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 26-27, 2016 Beyond BOW Staying Safe In Bear Country Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 29 – 30 Aquatic Project WILD and Project Learning Tree: Salmon in the Trees Anchorage Friday, April 29 UAA 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm Saturday April 30 Eagle River Nature Center 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. This graduate level professional development course for educators is inspired by Amy Gulick’s Book ‘Salmon in the Trees’ . Join ADFG educator Elizabeth Manning and ecologist Lilly Goodman-Alright as they demonstrate the relationship between salmon and our forests using the Aquatic Project WILD and Project Learning Tree Curriculum Guides.
May 13-15, 2016 Southeast Spring BOW Workshop Juneau For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 15, 2016 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
July 23, 2016 Beyond BOW Flying Tying Juneau For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
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 20, 2016 Beyond BOW Firearm Care Juneau 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.