Archery Hunter Safety
Maine offers Archery Hunter Safety Education courses in three different formats: standard classroom, home study or online. Courses vary in presentation and teaching style as well as student work requirements outside of the classroom. Courses are taught by trained, certified volunteer instructors according to statewide standards. Courses cover the following topics: laws, safety, equipment, first-aid and survival, map and compass, ethics, and landowner relations.
The Standard Classroom Course consists of 10 hours of classroom instruction. Students must demonstrate to the instructor that they can safely handle a bow, participate in activities, bring in a survival kit with appropriate contents and pass a 50 question test with a grade of at least 70%.
The Home Study Course consists of about 9 hours of classroom instruction broken up into a 3 hour introduction followed by either 2 nights or one day of classroom and activities. Students are required to complete a workbook or chapter reviews from an internet course both of which complement the student manual. Students must demonstrate to the instructor that they can safely handle a bow, participate in activities, bring in a survival kit with appropriate contents and pass a 50 question test with a grade of at least 70%.
The Online Course requires that students complete the knowledge portion of the course online and attend a skills and exam day which is about 7 hours. Students complete quizzes and exam as they do the online course and are provided with a voucher to attend the skills and exam day upon completion of the online exam. In the skills and exam session students must demonstrate to the instructor that they can safely handle a bow, participate in activities, bring in a survival kit with appropriate contents and pass a 50 question test with a grade of at least 70%.
Students must complete the online course and provide voucher number to register for the Skills and Exam Day. Students must also bring the voucher to the first class. Please visit bowhunter-ed.com/maine/ to complete the online portion of the course.
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.
When registering either by telephone or email, please be sure to include your full name, telephone number, and which course, date and location you are signing up for.
|York||North Berwick - North Berwick Rod & Gun Club||Bob Pelletier (207) 676-4090 or firstname.lastname@example.org (recommended)||August 15, 2018 6-9pm and August 25, 2018 8am-5pm|
|Cumberland||Freeport - L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery School - Casco Conference Center||1-800-552-3261 or llbean.com||August 11, 2018 8am-4pm|
|York||Alfred - Alfred Town Hall||Paul Main AlfredHuntingClass@gmail.com||August 1, 2018 6-9pm and August 11, 2018 8am-4pm|
|York||Hollis - Buxton-Hollis Rod & Gun Club||Shawn Sage (207) 329-7096 or email@example.com or
|August 2, 2018 6-9pm and August 19, 2018 8am-5pm|
|Somerset||Skowhegan - Skowhegan Sportsman's Club||Russell Corson (207) 474-5361||August 1, 2018 6-9pm and August 11, 2018 8am-4:30pm|
|York||Kittery - Kittery Trading Post||Customer Service (207) 439-2700
|July 26, 2018 6-9pm and August 5, 2018 10am-6pm|
|Cumberland||Brunswick - American Legion Post 20, 1 Columbus Drive||Scott Higgins (207) 577-5998 or Scottdhiggins1@gmail.com||August 8, 2018 6-9pm and August 19, 2018 8:30am-4:30pm|
|Cumberland||Freeport - L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School - Casco Conference Center||1-800-552-3261 or llbean.com||September 22, 2018 8am-4pm|
|Kennebec||Augusta - Sportsman's Alliance of Maine||Craig Gerry (207) 446-4249 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions/information.
|August 1 & 2, 2018 5:30-9pm|
|Penobscot||Newport - Nokomis High School||Mike Foster (904) 233-2457 or email@example.com for questions/information.
|July 28, 2018 8:30am-3:30pm|
|Androscoggin||Lisbon Falls - MTM Rec Center||Harry Grinder (207) 212-8267 or (207) 353-8328||August 10, 2018 5:45 - 9:15pm, August 17, 2018 6-9 pm and August 25 9:00am - 12:30 pm|
|Cumberland||Harrison - Western Maine Fish & Game||Mark Doering firstname.lastname@example.org||August 11, 2018 9am-5pm|
|Penobscot||Howland - Penobscot Valley High School||Judy Lindquist (207) 732-8361||September 24 & 25, 2018 6:00-9:30pm and September 26, 2018 6:00-9:00pm|
|Aroostook||Presque Isle - Ben's Trading Post||Ben Leblanc (207) 768-3181||August 11, 2018 8am-4pm|
|Cumberland||Gray - Howell's Gun Shop||Tom Ventresca at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org||August 19, 2018 9am-5pm|