Hunter Education Programs
Who needs Hunter Education?
Idaho hunters born on or after January 1, 1975, must either:
- complete a hunter education course to purchase a hunting license, OR
- show proof of a previously held license in Idaho or another state.
Hunter Education Classes
Offered to students ages 9 and older, these courses provide instruction on firearm handling and safety; hunting law and ethics; responsibilities towards landowners; hunting skills; wildlife identification; survival skills and first aid; and management and conservation.
Hunter Ed In-person Courses Hunter and Bowhunter Combo Courses
Online Course Hunting & Shooting Sports Classes
Bowhunter Education Classes
To buy an archery permit, all bowhunters ages 9 and older must possess a valid hunting license and show proof they have completed an approved bowhunter education course or show evidence of having been licensed for an archery-only hunt in Idaho or another state, or complete an affidavit to that effect.
Trapper Education Classes
Trapper education courses are in-person and cover trapping laws, ethical trapping, avoiding non-target catch, safety and basic trapping methods. Wolf trapper education covers wolf trapping regulations, ethics and trapping methods.
Who is required to have Trapper and/or Wolf Trapper Education? Anyone who has not held an Idaho trapping license prior to July 2011 is required to take trapper education before purchasing a license in 2018. Anyone intending to trap wolves must attend wolf trapper education prior to purchasing wolf trapping tags. Therefore, anyone intending to trap wolves that did not hold an Idaho trapping license prior to 2011 is required to take both trapper and wolf-trapper education.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 4:05 PM MST
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 4:29 PM MDT
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 9:01 AM MDT
Monday, August 22, 2022 - 12:33 PM MDT
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 1:17 PM MDT