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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!

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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:

2017 Events

Date Title Location Description
June 25, 2 pm Living in Bear Country Presentation Eagle River Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd. Learn how to stay safe in bear country, including how to recreate safely and install an electric fence to protect chickens or other livestock from bears. Presentation by Tony Carnahan, a wildlife biologist with ADF&G. Free; $5 parking for non-members.
June 26-27, 2017 Beyond BOW Archery 101 Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
June 27 Alaskans Afield Adventuring with Survival in Mind Juneau Adventures are always, well, an adventure! But how do you make sure to stay safe by bringing the right gear, choosing the right route, and making sure to carry exactly what you need? This class will help you adventure with confidence. Instructors will cover map reading, how to use a GPS, what to bring along and what to leave at home, how to construct a simple survival kit, just in case, and what to do in case you have to spend a night in the woods.
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July 2017 Beyond BOW Paddle Boarding and Cold Water Survival Juneau For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
July 11, 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 ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store. 
July 14 – 15 Alaskans Afield Small Game Hunting (Two-part class) Mat-Su Session I — Ptarmigan, grouse, and hare can make a tasty dinner. Learn where to find them and what equipment you'll need. Learn how to care for, and field-dress small game. We will also share some of our favorite recipes to get you started.
Session II — Learn to identify small game species and their preferred habitats. Participants will have the opportunity to venture into the field with Small Game Biologist, Rick Merizon, to observe hare, grouse and ptarmigan habitat.
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July 15 Alaskans Afield Plants of the Boreal Forest Fairbanks Vegetation is the most visible part of our environment. Learn to identify the plants that surround you every day. Learn the major trees, shrubs, and ground cover plants of the boreal forest. We will also discuss their relationship to wildlife habitat, edibility, and other uses as well. Be prepared to spend several hours hiking through varied terrain and habitat. Adults and youth (11 and up) accompanied by an adult.
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July 19 Alaskans Afield Small Game Hunting: Introduction Fairbanks Learn to identify small game species and their preferred habitat in Interior Alaska. Although you do not need much to participate in small game hunting, we will cover the basics including regulations, firearms and gear prep. Interested youth are encouraged to attend with an adult.
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July 20 Alaskans Afield Field Dressing Small Game Fairbanks Learn how to care for, and field-dress small game. We will also share some of our favorite recipes to get you started. Prepare for a hands-on experience. Bring a small, sharp hunting knife if you have one. Adults and youth (11 and up) accompanied by an adult.
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July 22 Alaskans Afield Introduction to Chainsaws Juneau Getting to know your chainsaw and how it works in an important part of learning how to properly use this power tool. This class will teach you about limbing, trimming, bucking and felling a tree – all with safety in mind. Our instructors will cover the importance of using the right fuel and oil mixture, how to check the tool before each use, and proper handling. We welcome those 12 and over for this class.
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July 22, 2017 Beyond BOW Archery 101 Glennallen For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
July 29 Alaskans Afield Judging Moose Antlers and Dall Sheep Horns Fairbanks As moose and sheep season approach, prepare yourself to judge antlers size and horn curl/aging in a field setting. Sheep horns and moose antlers of various sizes will be set up in the forest/field. Come learn techniques and test your skills. Bring your own binoculars and spotting scope if you have them. Some sets will be available for use. Adults and hunting age youth.
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July 29-30, 2017 Beyond BOW Backpacking Southeast AK Juneau For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 4 – 5 Alaskans Afield Small Game Hunting (Two-part class) Nome Session I — Ptarmigan, grouse, and hare can make a tasty dinner. Learn where to find them and what equipment you'll need. Learn how to care for, and field-dress small game. We will also share some of our favorite recipes to get you started.
Session II — Learn to identify small game species and their preferred habitats. Participants will have the opportunity to venture into the field with Small Game Biologist, Rick Merizon, to observe hare, grouse and ptarmigan habitat.
Register at Alaskans Afield
August 4-6, 2017 Interior Summer BOW Workshop Lost Lake Boy Scout Camp (near Fairbanks) For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 8-9, 2017 Beyond BOW Shotgun Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 19, 2017 Beyond BOW Duck Hunting 101 Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 22, 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 ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee. Free. Register through REI, www.rei.com, Anchorage store. 
August 26 Alaskans Afield Riflery – Principles & Practice (Two-part class) Mat-Su Our expert marksmen and women will introduce you to the fundamentals of shooting a .22 caliber rifle safely and accurately. Learn to shoot in various positions, including prone, sitting, kneeling and standing. Class is geared for adults and youth (10 and up) accompanied by an adult.
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September 2017 Beyond BOW Intro to Deer Hunting & Field Dressing Ketchikan For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
September 9, 9am–5pm Belugas Count! Anchorage Turnagain & Knik Arm Viewing Stations (9am – noon): whale counts & information; The Alaska Zoo (noon-5pm): booths, presentations, & family activities.
Hosted by NOAA Fisheries, ADF&G and other partners.  Come join the first annual Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Celebration and Citizen Count.  Free.  Additional Information.
October 29, 2017 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.