"No Hunter Ed? Get an apprentice-designated license"
ODWC offers three options to take the Hunter Education course
Classroom only courses
The instructor will lead the students through all eight hours of the class. Classes typically run from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturdays, but can also be broken into two or three days. Home Study Course Materials
Home study courses
The student will complete half of
the course on their own using the online
course or by completing a workbook.
The other half of the class will be
lead by an instructor. On two-day
courses no phone number will be
listed, simply show up for the class
and the instructor will give you the
Click here for the internet version
of the home study class
Note: There are some home study classes where you need to complete the home study work and/or turn it in before you can pre-register for the class.
If you are 10 or older and an Oklahoma resident you can complete the course online and print out your own Hunter Education card. Once complete you are fully certified and do not have to take additional class work. This option is great for last minute certification or adults that want to hunt out of state but not attend a full 8 hour class. Click here for the internet version of the Hunter Education course.
If a phone number is not listed, pre-registration is not required. Special arrangements and testing procedures can be made for persons with disabilities. Contact the Wildlife Department at (405) 521-4636 two weeks prior to course if person has disabilities which require special arrangements.
2013 SCHEDULED COURSES
05/16/2013 12:05:04 PM
(Updated as instructors set up classes)
IF A PHONE NUMBER IS LISTED, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS ONE MONTH BEFORE DATE OF CLASS
When registering by phone or email please have name, date of birth, and phone number of evALL HUNTER EDUCATION CLASSES ARE FREE.
|May 11||8 am - 5 pm||MIAMI||Ottawa-Peoria Tribe||Ottawa||No pre-registration reqired||114 Eight Tribes Trail|
|July 20||8 am - 5 pm||ARDMORE||Southern Oklahoma Tech Center||Carter||Must pre-register at 580-224-6294||2610 Sam Noble Parkway|
6 pm - 9 pm
9 am - 2:30 pm
|LAWTON||Great Plains Tech Center||Comanche||No- pre-registration required||4501 W. Lee Blvd|
|September 4||8 am - 5 pm||HEAVENER||Heavener School Cafeteria||Le Flore||No pre-registration required||E. 4th and G|
|September 7, 14||9 am - 12 pm||SILO||Silo School||Bryan||Must attend both classes||122 W. Bourne St.|
|September 27 September 28||
5:30 pm - 9:30pm
9 am - 1 pm
|SULPHUR||Murray County Expo Center||Murray||MUST ATTEND BOTH CLASSES. Pre-registration required, call 580-622-3016||1 mile W of Sulphur on Hwy 7|
|October 5, 12||9 am - 12 pm||COLBERT||Colbert Methodist Church||Bryan||Must attend both classes||Burney & Cordell St.|
|October||8 am - 5 pm||HEAVENER||Heavener School Cafeteria||Le Flore||No pre-registration required||E 4th & G|
|November 2, 9||8 am - 12 pm||BOKCHITO||Rock Creek School||Bryan||Must attend both classes||200 E. Steakley St.|
Hunter Education classes will be offered in the spring months as well but are less frequent. In the mean time if between the ages of 8 and 31 years of age you can still go hunting with an apprentice designated license and accompany an hunter 18 or older who is licensed to hunt and certified in Hunter Education if not exempt. ensed to hunt and certified in Hunter Education if not exempt.
Oklahoma accepts hunter education certificates from all
states so if you can't find a course near you, you may want to
consider a course in a neighboring state or our online course. Click one of the
states below to see if they are offering a course near you.
Missouri Hunter Education
Kansas Hunter Education
Arkansas Hunter Education
Texas Hunter Education
To check others states hunter education requirements please click here. The International Hunter Education Association Web page will open in a new browser. You can close the window by clicking on the X in the upper right hand corner and return to the Wildlife Department's Web site.
Oklahoma Youth Hunter Education Challenge
Bowhunter Education Program