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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.
January 20 Alaskans Afield Beaver Trapping and Basic Fur Handling Nome Discover the many uses of beaver with Nome biologist, Bill Dunker, as he shares tips for locating and harvesting beavers. Learn what equipment and traps you'll need, and how to skin and care for your hides. He will also share some of his favorite recipes to help get you started.
Light snacks and a beaver stew lunch will be provided.

For questions please call the Nome Fish and Game office at 443-2271 or email Kari Rasmussen kari.rasmussen@alaska.gov
Register at Alaskans Afield
February 5, 6, & 8, 2018 Fur Sewing Trapper Hat (Beyond Bow) Mat-Su For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
February 6, 10, & 11, 2018 Wilderness Remote First Aid, CPR, & AED (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
February 7, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays: Plants versus Herbivores Mat-Su Matanuska Experiment Farm, Palmer. How do plants and animals manage to make a living, especially here in Alaska? Eagle River Nature Center naturalist Ute Olsson discusses the ecology of herbivory, the balance between plants and the animals that eat them. How do plants manage not to get entirely gobbled up by herbivores? How do herbivores manage to subsist on a diet of plants that are often low quality, such as woody browse in the winter?
February 12–13, 2018 Women's Only Handgun Class (HIT Clinic) Fairbanks For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
February 14, 7–8 pm Wildlife Wednesdays: Tracking the Wolverine Anchorage Alaska Zoo Gateway Hall. Follow the tracks of wolverines as Mike Harrington with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shares insights from a wolverine research project. The project, which used tracking collars and trail cameras, helped determine a more accurate population estimate, and to better understand wolverine movements, home ranges and relationships with other wolverines.
 

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.

February 18, 2018 Women's Only Hunter Education (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
February 20 & 22, 2018 Introduction to Beaver Trapping (HIT Clinic) Fairbanks 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 5, 2018 Rifle Cleaning & Maintenance Class (HIT Clinic) Fairbanks For additional details visit the Hit Clinics Schedule page.
March 7 Wildlife Wednesdays: Alaska’s Amphibians Mat-Su With herpetologist, Joshua Ream. Details forthcoming.
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 25, 2018 Big Game Hunting Rifle (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 4 Wildlife Wednesdays: Managing Moose Populations Mat-Su 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.
March 1 - May 10, 2018 Women's Spring Shotgun League (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.
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.
September 13 - November 15, 2018 Women's Fall Shotgun League (Beyond Bow) Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.