Course Outline

Hunter education classroom

Various agencies, organizations, and others provide funding for hunter education.

  • The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service provides federal aid to state wildlife agencies to support a variety of hunting-related projects, including hunter education, land acquisition, and improvement of wildlife habitat. The Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration funding was established in 1937 by the Pittman–Robertson Act.
  • State wildlife agencies sponsor the hunter education programs that are found in each state or province.
  • Non-governmental organizations (Ducks Unlimited, National Rifle Association, International Hunter Education Association, etc.) offer hunter education and firearm safety education materials and training.
  • Many firearm and archery manufacturers provide training materials to teach hunters how to use their products safely.
  • Local hunting clubs, civic clubs, and businesses often provide the facilities and equipment for hunter education courses.
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