New Jersey Hunter Education Registration Open for April Courses

New Jersey Hunter Education Registration Open for April Courses

New Jersey – -( Registration for the NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Hunter Education field sessions and exams in April is now open. There will be sessions offered on three weekends and two weekdays next month.

The Hunter Education course is a home-study based program where students use a DVD/video tape (also available online!), and a supplemental manual to complete a workbook. When students have completed the material they bring their completed workbook to a course location for the written exam and field session components.

For more information on the course and materials, and a link to online registration, visit on the division’s website.

Hunter education courses are offered FREE by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. The training, classroom and range rental fees, books, equipment and ammunition are funded through the Federal Aid to Wildlife Restoration Act, commonly called the Pittman-Robertson Act. This law imposes an excise tax, paid by the manufacturer, on all sporting arms, ammunition, archery equipment and hand-guns. The funds are distributed to the states by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Anyone seeking accommodations for a physical or learning disability, or a foreign language interpreter, should contact the Hunter Education Office at 856-629-0552 or toll-free at 877-2-HUNT-NJ, or via e-mail at [email protected]

Equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from hunter education training programs is available to all individuals without regard to their race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. Complaints of discrimination should be sent to the Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Interior, Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC 20240.

The Division is extremely proud that its Hunter Education program is continually recognized as one of the top programs in the country. The future of hunting in New Jersey remains rooted in hunter education.

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