Training Course Offered for New Hunter Education Instructors

Training Course Offered for New Hunter Education Instructors

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is offering a New Instructor Training Course for people interested in volunteering to teach Hunter Education in Vermont.

The training will take place Saturday, August 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Buck Lake Green Mountain Conservation Camp in Woodbury.

Policies and procedures, field techniques and teaching methods will be covered to give instructors the tools to teach future hunters how to have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Applicants are required to pass a background check with a Vermont State Game Warden and apprentice-teach with a chief instructor before they will receive their full State of Vermont Hunter Education Instructor certification.

“Our hunter education instructors are all volunteers, donating their time to pass on a cherished Vermont tradition,” said Hunter Education Training Coordinator Nathan Lafont. “The hours our instructors put in will leverage federal dollars that enable the Hunter Education Program to function.”

Those planning to attend should send in a filled out application package found at and register for the training event online at Event – New Instructor Training – August 5, 2023 in Woodbury, VT ( ,or call the Hunter Education Office at 802-828-1193 prior to the course date.

“Additional instructor training courses will be offered in the future, and the instructor application can be filled out and submitted at any time,” added Lafont.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities are available for free upon request. Requests should be made as early as possible. Please call the office staff at 802-828-1193 (voice) or 1-800-253-0191 (TTY).