Firearms Hunter Safety Courses

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Hunter Education Course is more than a "gun safety" class. The basic mandatory course consists of classroom instruction. Each course is taught by a trained, certified volunteer instructor according to statewide standards. The course covers the following topics:

Total Course = 12 Hours

  • Proper Handling = 2 Hours
  • Rifle and Shotgun = 2 Hours (1 hour each)
  • Survival/First Aid = 2 Hours
  • Hunter Responsibility = 2 Hours
  • Map and Compass = 2 Hours
  • Landowner Relations = 1 Hour
  • Time as Needed in Course = 1 Hour

Students are provided with a course handbook, outdoor survival information, and additional handouts. Courses involve lectures and demonstrations by instructors, homework, field experiences and a final written exam. The minimum course length is 12 hours, although many will average more. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate.

New courses will be posted below as they become available.

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Can't find a course for your area? Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.

Androscoggin County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Aroostook County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Cumberland County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Gorham - Middle School

This class is full.
Gorham Adult Ed
(207) 222-1095

This class is full.
October 27-30, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.

This class is full.
Scarborough - Fish and Game Association Clubhouse

This class is full.
Doug Molloy
(207) 247-5458

This class is full.
November 1 & 2, 2014
8 - 4 p.m.

This class is full.
Franklin County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Kingfield - Webster Hall

This is a homestudy course. Homestudy requires attendance at all sessions as well as study at home.
Town Office
(207) 265-4637
October 24, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
and
November 6 & 7, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
Hancock County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Kennebec County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Winslow - Fire Department Don Perrine
(207) 238-0279
October 30 & 31, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
and
November 1, 2014
8 - 4 p.m.
Knox County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Lincoln County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Oxford County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Penobscot County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Orono - High School

This class is full.
Adult Ed
(207) 866-4119

This class is full.
October 27, 28, 29 & 30, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.

This class is full.
Corinna - Finns & Antlers Guide Service Fritz Todenhagen
(207) 278-2237
November 5 - 7, 2014
5 - 9 p.m.
Piscataquis County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Dover Foxcroft - YMCA

This class is full.
YMCA
(207) 564-7111

This class is full.
October 25 & 26, 2014
9 - 3:30 p.m.

This class is full.
Sagadahoc County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Somerset County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Skowhegan - Sportsman's Clubhouse Don Perrine
(207) 238-0279
October 30 & 31, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
and
November 1, 2014
8 - 4 p.m.
Waldo County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Washington County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Columbia - Pleasant River Fish & Game

This is a homestudy course. Homestudy requires attendance at all sessions as well as study at home.

This class is full.
Larry Balchen
(207) 497-5621

This class is full.
November 4, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
and
November 9, 2014
8:30 - 4:30 p.m.

This class is full.
York County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.