Maryland Hunter Education Independent Study

The Maryland Hunter Education Program offers two programs for Independent Study. The Internet Based Course and Home Workbook Course. Both provide an alternative delivery method of the Hunter Education Course.

Hunter Education
Internet Based Course


NOTICE:

Schedule early

Do not wait until September, or later to schedule your Field Day Workshop to complete your certification. All classes may be full or have been completed by that time.

If you wait until last minute, you might not be able to hunt this year.


The Internet based course requires that the student satisfactorily complete an Internet based course of study. Once the student has successfully completed the internet course, the student must complete a mandatory one day Hunter Education Field Day Workshop which includes lectures, hunter safety skills demonstration, range skills demonstration, including live firing and a final exam in order to complete all state requirements

Basic Guidelines


You must be 13 years of age or older to participate in this program. Upon successful completion of the Internet course, you will be issued a voucher to attend the field day workshop. (You print this voucher on your printer) The Internet course procedures are as follows:

Hunter Education Field Day Workshop


  1. Students must bring their on line voucher with them to the workshop.  Failure to present this voucher will prohibit you from continuing in the program.
  2. You will be required to provide a photo ID and proof of age upon arrival (driver’s license or copy of birth certificate). Failure to provide these two requirements will prohibit you from continuing in the program.
  3. You will participate in a lecture covering hunter ethics, basic firearm safety and handling, and tree stand safety.
  4. You must successfully complete a 50 question Maryland specific exam with a minimum score of 80%.
  5. You will participate in field exercises which will include firearms handling and live firing. You will be evaluated in each of these activities. These activities take place outside, so dress accordingly.
  6. Students will not bring firearms and ammunition to the workshop.  Firearms, ammunition, eye and ear protection will be furnished.  If you prefer, you may bring your own ear and eye protection.
  7. Upon successful completion of all of the above and approval of the instructors you will be issued a Certificate of Competency in Firearms and Hunter Safety which allows you to purchase a hunting license.
  8. The field day workshop may last 4 to 6 hours, depending on number of students.

Registration Information


Please carefully read the registration instructions below, as instructions for each location may differ. You will be required to provide your voucher number when you pre- register and must present it to the instructors on arrival at the field day workshop. Registration for all Hunter Education Field Day Workshops closes two weeks prior to the workshop date.

NOTE: The Internet Study Course must be successfully completed prior to pre- registration for a field day workshop.

Click here to go to the Internet based hunter education site.

Field Day Workshop listing

COUNTY LOCATION CLASS DATE STARTING TIME REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Anne Arundel Fort Meade Range – Classroom II

SUNDAY
Nov. 2, 2014

8am till 1:30pm

This class is limited to the first 30 students that sign up.  Email Chris Estes at cbestes@verizon.net with your full name, address, phone number, DOB, and internet voucher number to confirm space.  When we have confirmed that we have classroom space, you will receive confirmation.  Walk-ons are not permitted.  Once confirmed, we will instruct you to mail a copy of this form along with your check to the Meade Rod & Gun Club address below. 

Full Name (Print full name):
_______________________________________
Address:
________________________________________
Phone:
_________________________________________
Email:
__________________________________________
DOB:
___________________________________________

Meade Rod & Gun Club
P.O. Box 119 
Ft. Meade, MD 20755

Anne Arundel Stoney Creek Fishing & Hunting Club Aug. 2, 2014 8am till 1pm

Internet Field Day Workshop 8:00AM-1:00PM

Pre-Register by emailing a copy of your voucher and requested class date to SCFHCLUB.HUNTERSAFETY@GMAIL.COM

A confirmation email with course overview will be returned to you.

2014214IAA

Allegany

Allegany College of Maryland
Center for Continuing Education

12401 Willowbrook Rd., SE
Cumberland, MD 21502

Nov. 9, 2014 10am to 3pm

Email dsimmons@dnr.state.md.us  

Provide your full name, address, & date of birth.

The class will be held in the ACC CE Bldg. – upon your arrival - someone will be there to advise you the room #

Dress for outdoor activity

Limited to 40 Students
Calvert Prince Frederick Hunter Safety Team

Nov. 8th, 2014

course number
2014312ICA

8 am

Email PFHST@hotmail.com to register
Include your full name, contact information (e-mail address and telephone numbers), and you must email a copy of your online voucher.

Students must present online
voucher, photo ID, and proof of age
upon arrival.

max class size is 25!

Charles

Indian Head Senior Center
100 Cornwallis Square
Indian Head, MD 20640

course #
2014229ICH

Aug. 17, 2014 8am

Preregistration is required to register:

email a copy of your online voucher to:
andyfox11@yahoo.com

A confirmation email with course overview will be sent back with further instructions.

max class size 35

Baltimore & Carroll Beaver Run Fish and Game Oct. 18, 2014 8 am www.mdhuntersafety.org/fieldday
Baltimore & Carroll Beaver Run Fish and Game Nov. 1, 2014 8 am www.mdhuntersafety.org/fieldday
Carroll Dug Hill Rod & Gun Oct. 5, 2014 9 am

Morris Aguilar 443-865-8074
Call between 3-6PM

Carroll Dug Hill Rod & Gun Oct. 12, 2014 9 am

Morris Aguilar 443-865-8074
Call between 3-6PM

Carroll Harney Vol. Fire Dept. 5130 Harney Road, Taneytown Md. Aug. 23, 2014 8AM Call between 8am and 8pm – 717-357-5113 or 717-357-2829.
Dress for weather, bring a bag lunch and drink.
Carroll Harney Vol. Fire Dept. 5130 Harney Road, Taneytown Md. Sept. 13, 2014 8AM Call between 8am and 8pm – 717-357-5113 or 717-357-2829.
Dress for weather, bring a bag lunch and drink.
Carroll United Coon Hunters ASSOC.
2855 Coon Club Rd.,
Hampstead, MD 21074
Oct. 25, 2014 8am Unitedcoonhuntershuntersafety@gmail.com
Email: Name & cell phone number to register we will text you prior to course start date as a reminder.
Cecil

Rain Tree
Cecil co. Air Port

Aug. 17, 2014 9:00 AM to finish

Must pre register 4439455133 ask for Pat.

Frederick Catoctin Fish and Game Protective Association
Myersville, MD
Aug. 16, 2014 8AM

Pre registration: Lacy Duley 240-367-0187 or lflook2356@aol.com

Directions to facility: go to the following link:
catoctinfishandgame.org

A minimum of 10 students will be required or class will be cancelled – registration will be closed on August 10, 2013 to determine if class is to be held

Frederick

Frederick IWLA

4719 Reels Mill Rd, Frederick MD
Sept. 6, 2014 7:30am

Student must pre-register at least 2-weeks prior at the following:

Gun Shack/Crosswind
101 South Main St.
Mt Airy, MD
Hours of Operation
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10:00AM-8:00PM
Closed Sun and Mon

  • Student must be 13 years of age (prior to completing the Independent Study Program). You will be required to present a photo ID, which includes a birth date, at the time of registration and when you report to the classroom /field program.
  • Independent Home Study students must complete the study guide in its’ entirety and present the completed guide to the Regional Senior Instructor/Chief Instructor when arriving for the classroom/field program. 
  • Internet students must bring a signed copy of their Maryland Internet Voucher that they get when they complete the Internet portion of the course.

Class Limited to 65

Frederick

Frederick IWLA

4719 Reels Mill Rd, Frederick MD
Nov. 15, 2014 7:30am

Student must pre-register at least 2-weeks prior at the following:

Gun Shack/Crosswind
101 South Main St.
Mt Airy, MD
Hours of Operation
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri  10:00AM-8:00PM
Closed Sun and Mon

  • Student must be 13 years of age (prior to completing the Independent Study Program). You will be required to present a photo ID, which includes a birth date, at the time of registration and when you report to the classroom /field program.
  • Independent Home Study students must complete the study guide in its’ entirety and present the completed guide to the Regional Senior Instructor/Chief Instructor when arriving for the classroom/field program. 
  • Internet students must bring a signed copy of their Maryland Internet Voucher that they get when they complete the Internet portion of the course.

Class Limited to 65

Frederick

Mt Airy IWLA

6627 Woodville Rd,
Mt Airy, MD

Aug. 16, 2014 7:30am

Student must pre-register at least 2-weeks prior at the following:

Gun Shack/Crosswind
101 South Main St.
Mt Airy, MD
Hours of Operation
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri  10:00AM-8:00PM
Closed Sun and Mon

  • Student must be 13 years of age (prior to completing the Independent Study Program). You will be required to present a photo ID, which includes a birth date, at the time of registration and when you report to the classroom /field program.
  • Independent Home Study students must complete the study guide in its’ entirety and present the completed guide to the Regional Senior Instructor/Chief Instructor when arriving for the classroom/field program. 
  • Internet students must bring a signed copy of their Maryland Internet Voucher that they get when they complete the Internet portion of the course.

Class Limited to 65

Frederick

Mt Airy IWLA

6627 Woodville Rd,
Mt Airy, MD

Oct. 4, 2014 7:30am

Student must pre-register at least 2-weeks prior at the following:

Gun Shack/Crosswind
101 South Main St.
Mt Airy, MD
Hours of Operation
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10:00AM-8:00PM
Closed Sun and Mon

  • Student must be 13 years of age (prior to completing the Independent Study Program). You will be required to present a photo ID, which includes a birth date, at the time of registration and when you report to the classroom /field program.
  • Independent Home Study students must complete the study guide in its’ entirety and present the completed guide to the Regional Senior Instructor/Chief Instructor when arriving for the classroom/field program. 
  • Internet students must bring a signed copy of their Maryland Internet Voucher that they get when they complete the Internet portion of the course.

Class Limited to 65

Frederick

Mt Airy IWLA

6627 Woodville Rd,
Mt Airy, MD

Oct. 25, 2014 7:30am

Student must pre-register at least 2-weeks prior at the following:

Gun Shack/Crosswind
101 South Main St.
Mt Airy, MD
Hours of Operation
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10:00AM-8:00PM
Closed Sun and Mon

  • Student must be 13 years of age (prior to completing the Independent Study Program). You will be required to present a photo ID, which includes a birth date, at the time of registration and when you report to the classroom /field program.
  • Independent Home Study students must complete the study guide in its’ entirety and present the completed guide to the Regional Senior Instructor/Chief Instructor when arriving for the classroom/field program. 
  • Internet students must bring a signed copy of their Maryland Internet Voucher that they get when they complete the Internet portion of the course.

Class Limited to 65

Garrett Bloomington Fire Department
77 North Branch Ave
Bloomington, MD 21523
Oct. 11, 2014 9am to 3pm http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/48952/
Garrett

Deer Park VFW
4107 Maryland Hwy, Deer Park, MD 21550

Oct. 18, 2014  9am

Contact 301-334-9109
Provide Full Name & Date of Birth
The class will be limited to 50 students
Dress for outdoor activity

Bring a lunch

When registering, please advise you are registering for the 1-day Internet Workshop

You MUST bring a photo ID & your Internet Voucher

Garrett

Calvary Tabernacle
27893 Garrett Hwy, Accident, MD 21520

Nov. 1, 2014  9am

Contact Chuck Rogers @ 301-501-6514 or email booboo@askbooboo.com

Provide Full Name & Date of Birth
The class will be limited to 50 students
Dress for outdoor activity

Bring a lunch

When registering, please advise you are registering for the 1-day Internet Workshop

You MUST bring a photo ID & your Internet Voucher

Harford Aberdeen Proving Ground, Edgewood Area- Building E3947 Aug. 16, 2014 Call Call 410-671-9070- No calls after 8:30pm, students will be contacted by an instructor and directions sent via email after attendance is verified.
Harford IWLA Pylesville Sept. 7, 2014 12 Noon IWLAHunterSafety@AOL.Com
Harford IWLA Pylesville Sept. 6, 2014 12 Noon IWLAHunterSafety@AOL.Com
Harford PENMAR Sept. 13, 2014 9am Register at 410-322-7094
Howard Pfieffer Corner Schoolhouse Aug. 23, 2014 8am Contact Phil Norman, 410-313-1675 or pnorman@howardcountymd.gov
Montgomery

Lois Green-Sligo Chapter IWLA,
8721 Snouffer School Road,
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

See directions on the web site:
www.lgsc-iwla.org

July 26, 2014

8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

FULL

Montgomery Lois Green-Sligo Chapter IWLA,
8721 Snouffer School Road,
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

See directions on the web site:
www.lgsc-iwla.org
Aug. 16, 2014 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Pre-Registration required:
email a copy of Internet Voucher to: njkawecki_gibeaux@verizon.net

Class Limited to 30

Montgomery Lois Green-Sligo Chapter IWLA,
8721 Snouffer School Road,
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

See directions on the web site:
www.lgsc-iwla.org
Sept. 28, 2014 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Pre-Registration required:
email a copy of Internet Voucher to: njkawecki_gibeaux@verizon.net

Class Limited to 30

Montgomery Rockville Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America

18301 Warning Station Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
Sept. 21, 2014 8am

Pre Registration

John Hicks – 240-671-1237 or MDHUNTERSAFETY@gmail.com

NO CALLS AFTER 8:30PM

Dress for outdoor activity

Montgomery Rockville Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America

18301 Warning Station Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
Oct. 19, 2014 8am

Pre Registration

John Hicks – 240-671-1237 or MDHUNTERSAFETY@gmail.com

NO CALLS AFTER 8:30PM

Dress for outdoor activity

Prince George's

Berwyn Rod & Gun Club

8311 Laurel Bowie Road, Bowie, MD 20715

Oct. 11, 2014 10am till 4pm

Internet Field Day Workshop 10:00AM-4:00PM

Pre-Register by emailing a copy of your voucher to: http://berwyn.org/Default.aspx?pageld=1514714

Include your legal name, contact information, home address, email and phone number
Must present a copy of the voucher, photo id, and a government issued proof of age at the class.

registration closes Oct 1 2014.
Class size is limited to 15 people.
More information will be sent with your confirmation.

Prince George's

Prince George's Trap & Skeet

10400 Goodluck Road
Glenn Dale, MD

Aug. 23, 2014

 

for registration –
jimmyreh@ymail.com
course # 2014235IPG

Queen Anne

Natural Resources Police Hillsboro office
3009 Starr Road, Queen Anne, MD

Saturday
Sept. 6, 2014
9:00am

Please send an email requesting registration to rmorris@dnr.state.md.us

Include in the email:
(in this format)

  1. LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MI ( must be your legal name )
  2. Phone number: XXX-XXX-XXXX
  3. Date of Birth: MM/DD/YYYY
  4. Your voucher number: _________

This posting will be removed from the website when the class is full.

  • Class size is limited
  • Class will be cancelled if less than 10 students register.

Directions and request will be sent with your email confirmation.

Do not call the hosting facility they do not have information about this course.

Queen Anne

Natural Resources Police Hillsboro office
3009 Starr Road, Queen Anne, MD

Saturday
Oct. 4, 2014
9:00am

Please send an email requesting registration to rmorris@dnr.state.md.us

Include in the email:
(in this format)

  1. LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MI ( must be your legal name )
  2. Phone number: XXX-XXX-XXXX
  3. Date of Birth: MM/DD/YYYY
  4. Your voucher number: _________

This posting will be removed from the website when the class is full.

  • Class size is limited
  • Class will be cancelled if less than 10 students register.

Directions and request will be sent with your email confirmation.

Do not call the hosting facility they do not have information about this course.

Queen Anne

Natural Resources Police Hillsboro office
3009 Starr Road, Queen Anne, MD

Saturday
Nov. 1, 2014
9:00am

Please send an email requesting registration to rmorris@dnr.state.md.us

Include in the email:
(in this format)

  1. LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MI ( must be your legal name )
  2. Phone number: XXX-XXX-XXXX
  3. Date of Birth: MM/DD/YYYY
  4. Your voucher number: _________

This posting will be removed from the website when the class is full.

  • Class size is limited
  • Class will be cancelled if less than 10 students register.

Directions and request will be sent with your email confirmation.

Do not call the hosting facility they do not have information about this course.

Queen Anne

Natural Resources Police Hillsboro office
3009 Starr Road, Queen Anne, MD

Thursday
Dec. 4, 2014
9:00am

Please send an email requesting registration to rmorris@dnr.state.md.us

Include in the email:
(in this format)

  1. LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MI ( must be your legal name )
  2. Phone number: XXX-XXX-XXXX
  3. Date of Birth: MM/DD/YYYY
  4. Your voucher number: _________

This posting will be removed from the website when the class is full.

  • Class size is limited
  • Class will be cancelled if less than 10 students register.

Directions and request will be sent with your email confirmation.

Do not call the hosting facility they do not have information about this course.

St Mary’s

PAX RIVER Naval Air Station

Aug. 21, 2014

TBD

Contact Information for student registration: Student registration is accomplished at “The Tackle Box” sporting goods store on Rt. 235 in Lexington Park, MD.  If further information is required, contact Bill Cheeseman at (240)434-3460.

St Mary’s PAX RIVER Naval Air Station

Sept. 4, 2014

TBD

Contact Information for student registration: Student registration is accomplished at “The Tackle Box” sporting goods store on Rt. 235 in Lexington Park, MD.  If further information is required, contact Bill Cheeseman at (240)434-3460.

St Mary’s

Sanners Lake Sportsmans Club

course #
2014298ISM

Oct. 25, 2014 9am till 4pm Internet Field Day Workshops 9:00AM-4:00PM

Minors under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-Register by emailing a copy of your online voucher to:
SLSC-HE@md.metrocast.net

A confirmation email will be returned.
Max class size 30.
St Mary’s Southern Maryland Coonhunters Association

Aug. 16, 2014

Course #
2014228ISM

to be advised at registration

Pre-registration is required:

to register: email a copy of your voucher to
SouthernMarylandHunterSafety@gmail.com

A confirmation email with course overview
will be sent back.

max class size 25

St Mary’s Southern Maryland Coonhunters Association

Sept. 13, 2014

Course #
2014256ISM

to be advised at registration

Pre-registration is required:

to register: email a copy of your voucher to
SouthernMarylandHunterSafety@gmail.com

A confirmation email with course overview
will be sent back.

max class size 25

St Mary’s Southern Maryland Coonhunters Association

Oct. 11, 2014

Course #
2014284ISM

to be advised at registration

Pre-registration is required:

to register: email a copy of your voucher to
SouthernMarylandHunterSafety@gmail.com

A confirmation email with course overview
will be sent back.

max class size 25

St Mary’s Southern Maryland Coonhunters Association

Oct. 25, 2014

Course #
2014298ISM

to be advised at registration

Pre-registration is required:

to register: email a copy of your voucher to
SouthernMarylandHunterSafety@gmail.com

A confirmation email with course overview
will be sent back.

max class size 25

St Mary’s Southern Maryland Coonhunters Association

Nov. 22, 2014

Course #
2014326ISM

to be advised at registration

Pre-registration is required:

to register: email a copy of your voucher to
SouthernMarylandHunterSafety@gmail.com

A confirmation email with course overview
will be sent back.

max class size 25

Washington

MD DNR
Fort Frederick State Park

11100 Ft. Frederick Rd.  Big Pool, MD 21711
Nov. 16, 2014 9 am to 3pm

Email your full name, date of birth, and contact # to:
dsimmons@dnr.state.md.us

Dress for outdoor activities

Bring your lunch if desired

The workshop will be held at the Visitor’s Center – follow park signs to that building.

Limited to 40

Washington

South Mountain Rod & Gun Club

23523 Foxville Rd.
Smithsburg, MD 21783

Nov. 1, 2014 9am

Email - dsimmons@dnr.state.md.us

Provide Full Name / Phone # / Date of Birth / Address.

A confirmation email will be sent upon registration

The class will be limited to 50 students

Lunch will be available for a fee of $3.00

Dress for outdoor activity
Washington

Wilson Ruritan

16204 National Pike
Hagerstown, MD 21740-2149

Aug. 23, 2014 9am

Email - dsimmons@dnr.state.md.us

Provide Full Name / Phone # / Date of Birth / Address.

A confirmation email will be sent upon registration

The class will be limited to 50 students

Dress for outdoor activity
Washington

Woodmont NRMA

11761 Woodmont Rd
Hancock, MD 21750

Sept. 28, 2014 12 noon to 5pm

Email your full name, date of birth and contact number to: dsimmons@dnr.state.md.us

Upon registration, specific directions will be given regarding the workshop location

Dress for outdoor activity

Classes limited to 40

Wicomico

Natural Resources Police Office
32144 Mt. Olive Road, Salisbury, MD 218094

Sunday
Sept. 7, 2014
9:00am

Please send an email requesting registration to rmorris@dnr.state.md.us

Include in the email:
(in this format)

  1. LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MI ( must be your legal name )
  2. Phone number: XXX-XXX-XXXX
  3. Date of Birth: MM/DD/YYYY
  4. Your voucher number: _________

This posting will be removed from the website when the class is full.

  • Class size is limited
  • Class will be cancelled if less than 10 students register.

Directions and request will be sent with your email confirmation.

Do not call the hosting facility they do not have information about this course.

Wicomico

Natural Resources Police Office
32144 Mt. Olive Road, Salisbury, MD 218094

Sunday
Oct. 5, 2014
9:00am

Please send an email requesting registration to rmorris@dnr.state.md.us

Include in the email:
(in this format)

  1. LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MI ( must be your legal name )
  2. Phone number: XXX-XXX-XXXX
  3. Date of Birth: MM/DD/YYYY
  4. Your voucher number: _________

This posting will be removed from the website when the class is full.

  • Class size is limited
  • Class will be cancelled if less than 10 students register.

Directions and request will be sent with your email confirmation.

Do not call the hosting facility they do not have information about this course.

Wicomico

Natural Resources Police Office
32144 Mt. Olive Road, Salisbury, MD 218094

Sunday
Nov. 2, 2014
9:00am

Please send an email requesting registration to rmorris@dnr.state.md.us

Include in the email:
(in this format)

  1. LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MI ( must be your legal name )
  2. Phone number: XXX-XXX-XXXX
  3. Date of Birth: MM/DD/YYYY
  4. Your voucher number: _________

This posting will be removed from the website when the class is full.

  • Class size is limited
  • Class will be cancelled if less than 10 students register.

Directions and request will be sent with your email confirmation.

Do not call the hosting facility they do not have information about this course.

Wicomico

Natural Resources Police Office
32144 Mt. Olive Road, Salisbury, MD 218094

Tuesday
Dec. 2, 2014
9:00am

Please send an email requesting registration to rmorris@dnr.state.md.us

Include in the email:
(in this format)

  1. LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MI ( must be your legal name )
  2. Phone number: XXX-XXX-XXXX
  3. Date of Birth: MM/DD/YYYY
  4. Your voucher number: _________

This posting will be removed from the website when the class is full.

  • Class size is limited
  • Class will be cancelled if less than 10 students register.

Directions and request will be sent with your email confirmation.

Do not call the hosting facility they do not have information about this course.

Last updated July 23, 2014


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