|A hunter education instructor and student in Grants Pass, Ore.
-Photo by ODFW-
December 7, 2011
SALEM, Ore.—Oregon’s hunter education students can now register for a class or field day online at ODFW’s licensing sales website under the “Classes/Workshops” tab.
Students that have never purchased another license or tag from ODFW will need to click on the arrow next to “Hunter/Angler ID#” and select “New Customer” from the drop-down box.
Students may also register at any license sales agent or ODFW office that sells licenses and tags. Previously, students or their parents had to sign up by emailing or calling class instructors.
“Students and their parents have been asking for this for years, andwe’re thrilled to finally be able to offer it,” said James Reed, ODFW hunter education coordinator. “It should streamline the sign-up process for students and our dedicated staff of volunteer hunter education instructors.
Oregon is the first state in the U.S. to integrate hunter education registration with its licensing sales system,” Reed added.
To register, students will need to purchase a hunter education class application fee, which is $10. When registering, the student chooses the date and time of their desired class or field day. Contact information for the class instructor is printed on their receipt.
Students that do not have internet access or cannot go to a license sales agent should contact the Hunter Education Department at 503-947-6028 to sign up for a class or field day.
Hunter education is mandatory for all hunters under the age of 18 and recommended for any new hunter. The course covers topics like firearms safety, hunter ethics, wildlife identification, hunt preparation and techniques and outdoor survival. The program certifies about 6,000 new hunters each year. Classes are taught by ODFW’s network of volunteer hunter education instructors.
Students may choose to take the hunter education course entirely in a classroom setting or by independent study (online or by workbook). Independent students must pass a required field day that includes live fire exercises before getting certified.
More information: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/education/hunter/index.asp