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
Caribou - Adult Ed

This is a Homestudy Course.
Homestudy requires attendance at all sessions as well as study at home.
Caribou Adult Ed
(207) 473-4272
February 3, 2015
6 - 9 p.m.
and
February 18, 2015
8 - 5 p.m.
Cumberland County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
New Gloucester - Royal River Rod & Gun Club

This is a Homestudy Course.
Homestudy requires attendance at all sessions as well as study at home.
Stephanie Haskins
(207) 657-9612 or email: shaskins@sad15.org or register online: http://www.gray.maineadulted.org
January 27, 2015
6 - 9 p.m. and
February 8, 2015
8:30 - 5 p.m.
Franklin 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.
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
Winthrop - Middle School

This is a Homestudy Course.
Homestudy requires attendance at all sessions as well as study at home.
Wendy Shoppe
(207) 377-2265
or register online.
March 5, 2015
6 - 9 p.m.
and
March 14, 2015
9 - 5 p.m.
Winslow - Fire Dept Don Perrine
(207) 238-0279
March 17 & 19, 2015
6 - 9 p.m. and
March 21, 2015
8 - 4 p.m.

Oakland - Messalonski High School

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

Joyce Anderson
(207) 465-9134
April 9, 2015
6 - 9 p.m. and
April 19, 2015
9 - 5 p.m.
Winslow - Fire Dept Don Perrine
(207) 238-0279
September 1 & 3, 2015
6-9 p.m. and
September 5, 2015
8 - 4 p.m.
Winslow - Fire Dept Don Perrine
(207) 238-0279
September 30, and October 1, 2015
6 - 9 p.m. and
October 3, 2015
8 - 4 p.m.
Winslow - Fire Dept Don Perrine
(207) 238-0279
October 6 & 8, 2015
6 - 9 p.m. and
October 10, 2015
8 - 4 p.m.
Winslow - Fire Dept Don Perrine
(207) 238-0279
October 27 & 29, 2015
6 - 9 p.m. and
October 31, 2015
8 - 4 p.m.
Knox County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Rockland - City Hall Rockland PD
(207) 594-0316
April 11 & 12, 2015
8 - 4 p.m.
Hope - Beaver Lodge 5 Towns Adult Ed
(207) 236-7800 ext 274 or register online: http://www.fivetowns.maineadulted.org
April 27, and May 11 & 12, 2015
6 - 9 p.m.
Lincoln County
Location
Contact
Date/Time

Jefferson - Elementary School

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

Central Lincoln County Adult Ed
(207) 563-2811 or register online: http://www.lelcae@aos93.org
March 5, 12, 19, 2015
6 - 9 p.m.

Waldoboro - American Legion Hall Post 149

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

MSAD 40 Adult Ed
(207) 832-5205 or register online: http://www.msad40.maineadulted.org

March 9, 16, & 23, 2015
6 - 9 p.m.

Boothbay - High School

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

Boothbay Adult Ed
(207) 633-3224
April 16, 28, & 30, 2015
6 - 9 p.m.
Oxford County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Dixfield - American Legion

This is a Homestudy Course.
Homestudy requires attendance at all sessions as well as study at home.
Justina Hatch
(207) 320-1622
March 24, 2015
6 - 9 p.m.
and
April 4, 2015
8 - 5 p.m.
Dixfield - American Legion

This is a Homestudy Course.
Homestudy requires attendance at all sessions as well as study at home.
Justina Hatch
(207) 320-1622
August 11, 2015
6 - 9 p.m.
and
August 22, 2015
8 - 5 p.m.
Penobscot County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Corinna - Finns and Antlers Guide Service
Fritz Todenhagen
(207) 278-2237
January 13 - 15, 2015
5 - 9 p.m.
Piscataquis 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.
Sagadahoc County
Location
Contact
Date/Time

Topsham - Merrymeeting/Mt Ararat

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

Merrymeeting Adult Ed
(207) 729-7323 or register online: http://www.merrymeeting.org
March 3, 2015
6 - 9 p.m. and
March 15, 2015
8 - 4 p.m.

Richmond - High School

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

Richmond Adult Ed
(207) 737-4348
March 17, 2015
6 - 9 p.m. and
March 28, 2015
8 - 4 p.m.

Phippsburg - Sportsmen's Association

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

RSUI Adult Ed
(207) 443-8255 or register online: http://www.bath.maineadulted.org
April 14, 2015
6 - 9 p.m. and
April 26, 2015
8 - 4 p.m.
Somerset County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Skowhegan - Community Center

 

Russ Corson
(207) 474-5361
January 5 & 7, 2015
6 - 8:30 p.m.
and
January 10, 2015
8 - 3:30 p.m.
Fairfield - VFW Don Perrine
(207) 238-0279
August 4 & 6, 2015
6 - 9 p.m. and
August 8, 2015
8 - 4 p.m.
Fairfield - VFW Don Perrine
(207) 238-0279
September 22 & 24, 2015
6 - 9 p.m. and
September 26, 2015
8 - 4 p.m.
Waldo County
Location
Contact
Date/Time

Brooks - Morse Elementary School

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

RSU#3 Adult Ed
(207) 568-3426 or register online: http://www.rsu3.maineadulted.org
April 1, 8, & 15, 2015
6 - 9 p.m.

Palermo - Sheepscot Lake Fish & Game

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

RSU#3 Adult Ed
(207) 568-3426 or register online: http://www.rsu3.maineadulted.org
April 16, and May 13 & 14, 2015
6 - 9 p.m.
Washington 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.
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.