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Hunting in Arizona: Are Safety Courses Required to Hunt in Arizona? How Do I Pass Classes?

By    |   Thursday, 28 May 2015 11:34 AM

Hunting in Arizona offers a diverse selection of game ranging from dove to black bear, waterfowl to bobcat. The state’s hunting regulations aren’t as stringent as some, but it is important for hunters to be educated before they head out into the field.

Arizona offers an education program, the purpose of which “is to promote safe, knowledgeable and responsible hunter conduct, to emphasize the importance of wildlife management, laws and regulations, and to encourage the safe handling of firearms and bowhunting equipment.”

Need to find out if these safety courses are required to hunt in Arizona and how to pass classes? Look no further.

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Any individual 9-years-old or older can take a hunter education course in Arizona, but it’s not required for most. However, anyone under 14-years-old who wishes to hunt big game must participate and earn their Hunter Education Card.

Kids not wanting to hunt big game don’t have to take the course, nor do adults wanting to hunt, but the course is recommended for all.

The class is conducted either online or in a classroom setting and if the latter, will take place over several evenings or on weekends. Both learning formats will require a hands-on Field Day exam at a local firing range.

The course covers topics such as safety skills, conservation, survival skills, weapon safety, hunting laws, marksmanship and more.

At the Field Day, students can expect four to six hours of instruction, a field exercise, a live-fire exercise, and to take Arizona’s Hunter Education Certification exam. Passing grants the student their Arizona Hunter Education Certificate.

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The classroom courses are taught by certified Arizona Game and Fish Department Volunteer Instructors and class schedules can be found on the Arizona GFD website.

If students are unable to attend classes in person because of location or scheduling conflicts, online courses are available through hunter-ed.com where a self-paced curriculum is available.

An 80 percent or better is required to pass the education part of the courses which is easily done with a bit of studying no matter which path students opt to take.

Online, the course material can be studied and reviewed as often as necessary before the test and students taking classes in person can review information on the Arizona GFD website.

This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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