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.
|Cumberland||Falmouth - Mason Moltz Community Center||Matt Gilbert at email@example.com||March 9, 2019 8:30am-4:30pm||
This course is full.
|Somerset||Skowhegan - Skowhegan High School||Vivian Champagne (207) 474-7553 or firstname.lastname@example.org||March 4, 6, 12, & 14, 2019 6pm-8:30pm|
|Kennebec||Augusta - SAM Headquarters||Mike Foster (Info Only) (207) 446-4122 --
|April 2 & 4, 2019; 5:45pm-9pm|
|Kennebec||Augusta - SAM Headquarters|| Mike Foster (Info Only) (207) 446-4122 --
|May 18, 2019; 8:30am-4:30pm|
|Sagadahoc||Topsham - Merrymeeting Adult Ed||Carolee Tupper - (207) 729-7323 or www.merrymeeting.org||March 24; 8:30am-4:30pm|
|Cumberland||Freeport - Casco Conference Center||LL Bean Outdoor Discovery Program - 800-552-3261 or www.llbean.com||August 10, 8am-4pm|
|Cumberland||Freeport - Casco Conference Center||LL Bean Outdoor Discovery Program - 800-552-3261 or www.llbean.com||August 17, 8am-4pm|
|Cumberland||Freeport - Casco Cenference Center||LL Bean Outdoor Discovery Program - 800-552-3261 or www.llbean.com||September 21, 8am-4pm|
|Kennebec||Litchfield - Litchfield Sportsman Club||Mark Austin - (207)375-8213 -
|March 23, 8:30am-4:30pm|
|Somerset||North Anson - Carrabec High School||Craig Gerry - INFO ONLY (207)446-4249 or Craig.I.Gerry@maine.gov
|March 5, 20, & 21; 5:30pm-9pm|
|York||Hollis - Buxton-Hollis Rod & Gun||Shawn Sage - INFO ONLY (207)329-7096 or
|March 9, 8am-5pm|
|York||Hollis - Buxton-Hollis Rod & Gun||Shawn Sage - INFO ONLY (207)329-7096 -
|April 2, 6pm-9pm; April 14 8am-5pm|
|York||North Berwick - North Berwick Rod & Gun||Bob Pelletier (207)206-2292 for questions/information.
To register email email@example.com
|August 14, 6pm-9pm; August 24, 8am-5pm|
|Androscoggin||Turner - Nezinscot Lodge #101||Mark Austin - Info Only (207) 375-8213 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|April 6, 8:30am-4:30pm|
|Washington||Perry - Wabanaki Wilderness||Robert Dore - (207) 853-0949||March 14, 6pm-9pm; March 23, 9am-4pm|
|York||Alfred - Alfred Town Hall||Paul Main - Info Only (207 )324-8053
To register email email@example.com
|April 3, 6pm-9pm; April 13, 8am-4pm|
|York||York - York Fish & Game||Tim Carle - (207) 698-4805||June 1 & 2, 8am-4pm|
|Hancock||Sullivan - Sumner High School||Jean (207) 422-4794||March 29, 6pm-9pm; April 6, 9am-4pm|
|Hancock||Ellsworth - VFW Hall||Marilyn (207) 664-7110||April 1, 6pm-9pm; April 13, 9am-4pm|
|Penobscot||Old Town - Old Town Archery||Dan Sanborn (207) 827-9489||March 9, 8am-3pm|
|York||Kittery - Kittery Trading Post||KTP Customer Service - 888-587-6246, firstname.lastname@example.org or |
|August 10, 9am-5pm|