Press Release

Hunter education course offered early October in Salmon

Course will be held Oct. 4, 5, 6 & 8th

New hunters interested in getting their hunter education certification before deer season can do so in-person through a course in Salmon scheduled for early October. 

An in-person, instructor-led hunter education course is scheduled October 4, 5, 6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. each evening, and Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more information or to register, go to or visit the Fish and Game office in Salmon. 

Taking the hunter education course in person is a tradition for many Idaho families. The course costs $8, and it provides the opportunity for students to learn from experienced hunters who teach Idaho-specific topics such as hunting laws and ethics, wildlife identification, and hands-on training in gun-safety. 

Another option is the online hunter education course.  People can now get fully certified through the online course without having to complete a field day.  The online course costs $32.50 and can be taken at

For more information, contact Krystal Smith, Fish and Game Hunter Education Coordinator at 208-993-3805 or the Fish and Game office in Salmon at 208-756-2271.

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Mike Demick - IDFG