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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:

2015 Events

Date Title Location Description
April 18, 2015 Shotguns & Stilettos Fun Shoot Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 19, 2 pm Living in Bear Country Presentation Eagle River 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.
April 28-29, 2015 Beyond BOW Staying Safe In Bear Country Clinic Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
April 29, 7 pm – 8 pm Wildlife Wednesday Lecture: McNeil River Brown Bears Palmer With Wildlife Technician, Drew Hamilton of Alaska Department of Fish and Game. In early July through mid-August, chum salmon congregate between a series of rocks and boulders that form McNeil River Falls. Since there are only a few rivers in the area with similar fishing sites, brown bears congregate here in numbers that have brought McNeil River worldwide fame. Drew has spent several field seasons at McNeil and will share his impressive photographs and amazing tales! This lecture series is held at Mat-Su College FSM Building, 8295 E College Drive off of Trunk Road in Palmer. 

Additional Information

The Mat-Su Wildlife Wednesdays Lecture Series is a partnership between the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats and USGS.

May 2, 12 pm – 4 pm Bear Aware Booth at Cabela's Family Great Outdoors Day Anchorage Visit ADF&G's Bear Aware booth at this free family event at the Cabela's Store on C Street in Anchorage.
May 9, 9 am – 1 pm Bear Aware Booth at the University Center Health Fair Anchorage Visit ADF&G's Bear Aware booth during the University Center Health Fair. Free, open to the public.
May 10, 12 pm – 4 pm Bear Aware Day at the Alaska Zoo Anchorage Alaska Zoo. Fun and educational Bear Awareness event for all ages. Learn how to live and recreate safely in bear country and watch as the Alaska Zoo's bears try to open bear-resistant trash cans! Hosted by the Zoo, ADF&G and other members of the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group.Regular Zoo admission applies; mothers get in free for Mother's Day.
May 11-12, 2015 Beyond BOW Archery ABC's Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 15 -17, 2015 Southeast Spring BOW Workshop Juneau For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 16, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Map & Compass Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page.
May 17, 2015 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
May 21, 9 am – 2 pm ADF&G Bear Aware Booth at the JBER Safety Fair Anchorage-JBER Visit the ADF&G Bear Aware Booth at the JBER Safety Fair. JBER Hanger 1. Free and open to military and their dependents.
May 27, 7 pm Bear Aware for Families Anchorage Campbell Creek Science Center. Hosted by the Bureau of Land Management, ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group. Geared for families with children. Learn to use bear spray. Free; open to the public.
May 30, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- First Aid in the Backcountry Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
June 4, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Bear and Moose Aware Clinic Anchorage REI. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in bear country at this presentation and bear spray clinic hosted by ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group.
June 6, 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 and prizes, 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, fly and 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 13, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Archery For All Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
June 27, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Outdoor Survival Juneau For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
June 27, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Riflery Principles & Practice Mat Su Valley  For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
June 27 – 28 Bear Aware Booth at the Alaska Botanical Garden Anchorage Learn about bear awareness and how electric fencing can deter bears at the Alaska Botanical Garden's summer fair.
July 3 – 5 Wild & Aware Booth at the Girdwood Forest Fair Girdwood Come learn about living with wildlife at a booth hosted by Wild & Aware Girdwood and Girdwood K-8 students. Visit http://wildaware.org.
July 8, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Bear and Moose Aware Clinic Anchorage REI. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in bear and moose country at this presentation and bear spray clinic hosted by ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group.
July 10, 11 am – 2 pm Bear Aware Booth at the Teddy Bear Picnic Eagle River The Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group is hosting a bear aware booth at the Bear Paw Festival Teddy Bear Picnic. Free.
July 11, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Finding Your Way in the Woods Using Maps, Compass & GPS Juneau For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
July 11, 10 Alaskans Afield- Wild & Edible Plants Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
July 12, 2015 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
July 25, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- All Things Wild on the Wetlands Juneau For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
July 25 – 25, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Small Game Hunting Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
August 4, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Bear and Moose Aware Clinic Anchorage REI. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in bear ns mooaw country at this presentation and bear spray clinic hosted by ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group.
August 7-9, 2015 Interior Summer BOW Workshop Lost Lake, Near Fairbanks For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 8, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Fly Fishing Fundamentals Juneau For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
August 8, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Big Game Hunting Mat Su Valley For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
August 8, 2015 Beyond BOW Field Dressing & Butchering Big Game Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 9, 2015 Beyond BOW Explore Bowhunting Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 11-12, 2015 Beyond BOW Shotgun Clinic Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
August 15, 10 am – 1 pm Alaskans Afield- Riflery Principles & Practice Juneau For additional details visit the Alaskans Afield page
August 22, 2015 Beyond BOW Duck Hunting Clinic Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
September 9, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Bear and Moose Aware Clinic Anchorage REI. Learn about living and recreating responsibly in bear and moose country at this presentation and bear spray clinic hosted by ADF&G and the Anchorage Bear Committee Education Group.
September 17 - November 19, 2015 Beyond BOW Women's Fall Shotgun League Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
November 1, 2015 Beyond BOW Women's Hunter Education Class Anchorage For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.
November 20-25, 2015 Beyond BOW Raspberry Island Deer & Sea Duck Hunt Raspberry Island Near Kodiak For additional details visit the BOW Schedule page.