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The Traditional Muzzleloader Certification Course

The Traditional course is composed of two parts - a classroom session and a field session. In the field session you must successfully complete a standardized proficiency shoot.

There are a few EASY steps to enroll in a Traditional Muzzleloader Certification course.

  1. Purchase a $20.00 Muzzleloader Education packet at any Fish & Game Office.
  2. Sign up in a log book for a course in your area. Traditional course offerings are normally 8 to 9 hours and are held as an all day Saturday course or two evenings during the week.
  3. Study the information in your packet and “Today’s Muzzleloader Hunter”. Chapter Review Exercises must be completed prior to attending the classroom course with a certified instructor.
  4. Attend the class date that you signed up for. Certified instructors will offer classroom lecture and review of course material. At the end of the course the student will take a 50 question written test and need to score 80%.
  5. The remainder of the day (full day course) or the second evening (two evening course) will be your Field Day. The student will have the opportunity to shoot a variety of powder charges and bullet types. All students will then be required to pass a shooting proficiency with a certified instructor. All firearms, bullets, and powder will be provided by the HIT Program. No personal firearms are allowed at the Traditional Muzzleloader Course.
  6. Students must pass both the classroom portion and the shooting proficiency to be certified.

View the statewide schedule for the Traditional Muzzleloader Hunter Education courses.

Learn more about the traditional muzzleloader proficiency shoot.