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2016 Hunter Information and Training (HIT) Clinics

The HIT Clinic series offers Alaskans the opportunity to gain new hunting skills or sharpen existing skills. Clinic topics vary year to year and are based on the public's interest. Past clinic topics have included: bear hunting, sheep hunting, trophy skinning, waterfowl hunting, reloading, and bear baiting. Other topics of interest have included field care of big game, survival for hunters, navigation, calling big game, wilderness medicine, rifle marksmanship, and shotgun skills.

These clinics will be advertised in local newspapers, on local radio stations, and with flyers at local sporting stores. You can also contact the Hunter Information & Training Program at (907) 267-2534 or dfg.dwc.hitprogram@alaska.gov for more information about the HIT Clinics.

Anchorage Clinics

Map and Compass

Register: Download the Map and Compass Clinic Registration Form (PDF 392 kB)
When: Tues. & Wed. May 10th & 11th, 2016 6PM–9PM
Location: Rabbit Creek Shooting Park. Anchorage.
Price: $20.00 each. Pre registration required.
Topics: Learn basic map and compass skills so you will know where you are or where you need to go. All materials are included in the course fee.

For more information call: 267-2187 or 267-2534


Sighting in Day (Rabbit Creek Shooting Park)

When: Sunday, July 31, 2016 from 10am – 4pm
Location: Rabbit Creek Shooting Park. Anchorage.
Price: $15.00 each. No preregistration required.
Topics: Get all the help you need to get your hunting rifle and yourself ready for a safe and productive fall hunt. Gunsmiths, chronographs, sighting in assistance (targets included), are all part of this one day clinic. Event is happening all day so participants can show up anytime to go through the clinic.

For more information call: 345-7831

Fairbanks Clinics

Bear Baiting Presentation

When: Tuesday, April 12th at 7:00pm
Location: Tanana Valley Sportsmen's Association (TVSA)
Price: Free. No registration required.
Topics: Bob Hunter, Northern Regions Hunter Information & Training Coordinator, will conduct a presentation on the basics of bear baiting, covering the biology and natural history of bears in the Interior and successful baiting techniques including site selection, stands, sex and size judging, bait types, seasonality of effort, meat and hide care, and ethical and legal concerns.

For more information call 459-7375 or visit TVSA's website at http://www.tvsa.us/.


Rifle Cleaning

Register: Download the Rifle Cleaning Registration Form (PDF 262 kB)
When: May 3, 2016 (6 – 9pm)
Location: Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range (1501 College Rd, Fairbanks)
Price: $20
Max Attendance: Limited to 10 students
Topics: Learn everything you need to know to clean your rifle safely. All material will be provided with the course fee. You may bring ONE unloaded, cased rifle to clean. We will have rifles to clean if you do not have one.

For more information call Tom Halverson 459-7211 or Bob Hunter 459-7375


Map & Compass

Register: Download the Map & Compass Registration (PDF 265 kB)
When: June 15, 2016 (6 – 9pm)
Location: Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range (1501 College Rd, Fairbanks)
Price: $20
Max Attendance: Limited to 12 students
Topics: Learn basic map and compass skills so you will know where you are, or where you need to go. All materials are included in the course fee.

For more information call Tom Halverson 459-7211 or Bob Hunter 459-7375


Knife Sharpening

Register: Download the Knife Sharpening Registration Form (PDF 221 kB)
When: July 19, 2016 (6 – 9pm)
Location: Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range (1501 College Rd, Fairbanks)
Price: $20
Max Attendance: Limited to 12 students
Topics: Keep'n it sharp! Learn how to sharpen your own knife. We will use bench stones to get an edge on your knife.(Bring one hunting knife to sharpen.) If you do not have a knife one will be provided for you to sharpen.

For more information call Tom Halverson 459-7211 or Bob Hunter 459-7375


Rifle Cleaning

Register: Download the Rifle Cleaning Registration Form (PDF 262 kB)
When: October 3, 2016 (6 – 9pm)
Location: Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range (1501 College Rd, Fairbanks)
Price: $20
Max Attendance: Limited to 10 students
Topics: Learn everything you need to know to clean your rifle safely. All material will be provided with the course fee. You may bring ONE unloaded, cased rifle to clean. We will have rifles to clean if you do not have one.

For more information call Tom Halverson 459-7211 or Bob Hunter 459-7375