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Idaho Fish and Game

Young boy shooting a rifle at the Farragut Shooting Range Center

Hunter education course offered in Salmon


Complete the course now so you can apply for controlled hunts

An instructor-led hunter education course will be held in Salmon during the following dates:

  • Feb. 26 5-7 p.m.
  • Feb. 27 5-7 p.m.
  • Feb. 29 5-7 p.m.
  • March 1 3-7 p.m.
  • March 2 8 a.m. to noon

This course is designed for youth 9 years of age or anyone new to hunting.

Young boy shooting a rifle at the Farragut Shooting Range Center

The course will be held at the Idaho Fish and Game office, 99 Highway 93 North. Space is limited and advanced registration is required by registering online or by visiting the Fish and Game office. 

This course will provide instruction on firearm handling and safety, hunting laws and ethics, responsibilities towards landowners, wildlife identification, survival skills and management and conservation. Students will be able to put the concepts they learn into practice under the guidance of instructors who can explain, demonstrate and answer questions. Each student will have the opportunity to practice safe firearm handling with inert firearms, and receive specific training based on scenarios that most often lead to hunting-related accidents.

Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1975, must complete a hunter education course as a prerequisite to purchasing an Idaho hunting license and a hunting license is required to apply for a controlled hunt. 

The controlled hunt application period for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat is April 1 to May 1, with the application period for deer, elk, pronghorn, fall black bear and fall turkey running May 1 to June 5.