Hunter Safety Course

Basic Hunter Education Class Schedule & Information

Any person born after January 1, 1972, is required to complete a department-approved course involving at least ten hours of instruction in conservation, safety, and sportsmanship. Classes are taught by WDFW certified volunteer instructors. Classes are offered throughout the year, however, classes in the late summer and fall fill very quickly.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife offers two distinct types of hunter education training opportunities:
  • The Traditional Course is a multi-day instructor-led training consisting of between 10 and 20 hours of instruction. This format is recommended for young students and people seeking a classroom experience.
  • The Online Course is a two-part course. The online class is a student-driven interactive web tool teaching the same content as the traditional course. After successfully completing the Online Class, students must complete a four-hour Field Skills Evaluation Class with certified instructors. The online class and the field skills evaluation class together make up the online course.
Skookum's Hunting Director Mike Helke will be offering the Field Skills Evaluation Class portion of the requirement.  We have several dates already scheduled for 2019 and we'll update this list if more are added.  The class will start at 8:00 am and last until 1:00 pm.  You must complete the online portion and bring your Online Course Completion Certificate with you.  To register or to find out more information about the Online portion of the course please visit the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife site.

Course Dates:

April 6, 2019
June 1, 2019
August 10, 2019

For more information please email our Hunting Director at