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Hunter Safety


FWC's Hunter Safety Instructors (volunteers) teach youth (male and female) safe, responsible hunting practices in the classroom.

Are you over 18? Do you want to give something back to your community while at the same time making a difference in a child's life?

Become a certified Volunteer Hunter Safety Instructor in your community.

The FWC's hunter safety course is taught by hundreds of dedicated volunteer instructors who periodically hold classes in their communities. The course is targeted at young people ages 12 to 16 and teaches them the knowledge, skills, and attitude to be a safe, responsible hunter. Not only does hunter safety training decrease hunting accidents and fatalities, it also increases compliance with hunting laws, improves ethics and enhances the image of hunters. The Hunter Safety program is so popular that 93 percent of non-hunters and 89 percent of active hunters support hunter safety training as a requirement for accessing the privilege to hunt.

Volunteer Opportunities

FWC's Hunter Safety Instructor (volunteer) teaches youth (male) safe, responsible hunting practices in the field.

The FWC has training opportunities for volunteers who desire to teach our traditional hunter safety courses and bowhunter education courses. For knowledgeable hunters who want to volunteer with the program by teaching small groups of students hands-on activities at the shooting range, we can train you to assist in our Skill's Day.

More Information

Volunteers must be certified graduates, work well with people and capable of speaking to large groups. The reward is public service to your community and a role in continuing the heritage of hunting by developing safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunters.

Complete the FWC Hunter Safety Volunteer Application and Background Check Authorization Form and email both forms to or mail them to the appropriate regional office.

Contact your local hunter safety office during business hours or visit the FWC's hunter safety and education website for more information on the Hunter Safety program.