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2017 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.


Beaver Trapping Clinic
Fairbanks

Thursday, February 7th from 6-10pm and Thursday, February 9th from 6-10pm

Hands on learning opportunity for individuals and families (age 10 and up recommended), for an introduction to Beaver Trapping. Beaver are a very useful natural resource providing very warm and durable furs and delicious meat. Learn about their natural history, how to catch them, skinning, hide preparation and meat care. Participants will go home with a small package of beaver snares, fur handling video and other materials. Much of the class will be outdoors for several hours so warm clothing and boots are required.

Clinic will be limited to 12 participants.

Cost is $20 and pre-registration is required in person at the Fairbanks Alaska Department of Fish & Game office (1300 College Rd, M-F, 8-5pm, (except Holidays). For questions or more information, contact 459-7375 or 459-7211.


Rifle Cleaning
Fairbanks

Tuesday, March 28th from 6-9pm

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.

Clinic will be limited to 10 participants.

Cost is $20 and pre-registration is required in person at the Fairbanks Alaska Department of Fish & Game office (1300 College Rd, M-F, 8am-5pm). For questions or more information, contact 459-7211 or 459-7375.


Bear Baiting Clinic
Fairbanks

Wednesday, April 6th from 6-9:30pm

After successfully completing this clinic, you will be entered into our database and be eligible to register a bear baiting station. You may also take the online bear baiting clinic at any time. The clinic is held at the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center. There is no cost and pre-registration is not required. For questions or more information, contact 459-7375 or 459-7211.


Rifle Marksmanship for Hunting
Fairbanks

Tuesday, April 11th from 6-9pm

Learn basic rifle marksmanship. The basic shooting positions, sling use, and the use of shooting sticks will be demonstrated. Students will shoot HIT Program rifles in the indoor shooting range. All materials are included in the course fee.

Clinic will be limited to 10 participants.

Cost is $20 and pre-registration is required in person at the Fairbanks Alaska Department of Fish & Game office (1300 College Rd, M-F, 8am-5pm). For questions or more information, contact 459-7211 or 459-7375.