Firearms Hunter Safety
Maine offers Firearms 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: proper firearms handling (rifle and shotgun), survival/first aid, hunter responsibility, map and compass and landowner relations.
The Standard Classroom Course consists of 12 hours of classroom instruction. Students must demonstrate to the instructor that they can safely handle a firearm, 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 online course, both of which complement the student manual. Students must demonstrate to the instructor that they can safely handle a firearm, 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 firearm, 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 www.hunter-ed.com/maine to complete the online portion of the course.
New courses will be posted below as they become available.
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||Lyman - York County Fish and Game||Brian Pelletier (207) 632-5218 or firstname.lastname@example.org||October 27, 2018 8am-5pm|
|York||Alfred - Alfred Town Hall||For questions or more info call (207) 324-3018. To register, email email@example.com||October 17, 2018 6-9pm and October 28, 2018 8am-5pm|
|Aroostook||Fort Kent - Fort Kent High School||Don Lebel (207) 834-3536||October 16, 17, & 23, 2018 6-9pm|
|Waldo||Searsport - Searsport High School||Patty Edgecomb (207) 338-3197 or firstname.lastname@example.org||October 15, 24 & 25, 2018 6-9pm|
|Kennebec||Gardiner - Gardiner High School||Mike Foster (207) 446-4122 for questions/information.
|October 16, 23 & 25, 2018 5:45-9:00pm||
This class is full.
|Lincoln||Boothbay - Boothbay Region High School||Pam Moody (207) 633-3224 or email@example.com or http://www.boothbayae.org/||October 18 & 25, 2018 5:30-9pm|
|Aroostook||Presque Isle - Presque Isle High School||Amanda Conroy (207) 764-4776 or firstname.lastname@example.org||October 29 & 30, 2018 6-9pm and November 5 & 6, 2018 6-9pm||
Online students with certificate of completion may attend the last 2 classes for skills and exam but must pre-register.
|Franklin||Farmington - Cascade Brook School||Liza (207) 778-3460||October 16, 23 & 24, 2018 6-9pm|
|Penobscot||Holden - Maine Military Supply||Gun Counter (207) 989-6783||October 28, 2018 9am-5pm|
|Cumberland||Scarborough - Scarborough Fish & Game||Mike Richard (207) 233-8050 for questions/information. To register - email Mike.Richard0@gmail.com||November 4, 2018 8am-5pm||
This class is full.
|Kennebec||Augusta - Sportsman's Alliance of Maine||Mike Foster (207) 446-4122 for questions/information.
|October 30, and November 1, 2018 5:45-9:00pm||
This class is full.
|Franklin||Kingfield - Webster Hall||Kingfield Town Office (207) 265-4637||October 26, 2018 6-9pm and November 8 & 9, 2018 6-9pm|
|Hancock||Castine - Maine Maritime Academy||Erin (207) 326-2479||October 23, 2018 6-9pm and October 28, 2018 9am-4pm|
|Aroostook||Houlton - Houlton High School||SAD 29 Adult Ed (207) 521-3100||October 24, 29, & 30, 2018 5:30-8:30pm|
|Kennebec||Augusta - Sportsman's Alliance of Maine||Mike Foster (207) 446-4122 for questions/information. |
|November 11, 2018 8:30am-4:30pm|
|Penobscot||Newport - Nokomis High School||Adult Ed (207) 368-3290||November 7, 8 & 9, 2018 5-9pm|
|Piscataquis||Greenville - Greenville High School||Adult Ed (207) 695-2666||November 4, 2018 8:30am-4:00pm|