Not too early to think about North Dakota Hunter Education courses

Upland game seasons still are underway in North Dakota, but it’s not too early for prospective hunters to start thinking about enrolling in a North Dakota Hunter Education course.

Many of the courses are offered early in the the new  year, but courses in Grand Forks are scheduled for July and September, according to information posted on the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website.

State law requires anyone born after Dec. 31, 1961 to pass a certified hunter education course to hunt in the state. Hunter education is mandatory for youth who are turning 12 years old, and children can take the class at age 11.

Here’s a listing of courses currently scheduled in northeastern North Dakota. For a full list of courses across the state or more information, contact the North Dakota Game and Fish Department at huntered@nd.gov or call (701) 328-6300.

Jan. 30; Feb. 2, 6, 9, 13 and 16 – Devils Lake, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Lake Region State College; Rick Jorgenson, instructor. Enroll here.

Feb. 6-7, 14, 21, 28; March 6, 13, 20, 27 – Rugby, N.D., 6:30 to 9 p.m., Ottertail Meeting Room. Enroll here.

March 5-10 – Leeds, N.D., 6 to 9 p.m. March 5-9, 9 a.m. to noon March 10, Leeds School; Amanda Johnson, instructor. Enroll here.

March 20, 22, 26-27; April 2-3, 10, 12 and 17 – Langdon, N.D., 7 to 9 p.m., Langdon Research Center; Leon Hiltner, instructor. Enroll here.

March 23-25 – Lakota, N.D.; 6 to 9 p.m. March 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 24 and noon to 4 p.m. March 25, Lakota High School ag room; Levi Reese, instructor. Enroll here.

July 30-31; Aug. 2, 6-7, 9 – North Dakota Hunter Education course, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Blue Line Club Arena, Grand Forks; Joe Solseng, instructor. Enroll here.

Sept. 4, 6, 10-11, 13 – Grand Forks, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Blue Line Club Arena; Joe Solseng, instructor. Enroll here.

2 thoughts on “Not too early to think about North Dakota Hunter Education courses

  1. I would like to sign my son up for Hunter safety in Langdon ND in April. He will be 12 years on May 21, 2014. Home phone 701-256-3895 Thank you

    • I’d suggest contacting John Mazur, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s Hunter Education supervisor in Bismarck, at (701) 328-6316 to see when the next classes are scheduled in the Langdon area. He should be able to steer you in the right direction to get your son signed up.

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