WA-Education

To Hunt in this state, you have to take the classroom course OR the online course followed up by the Field evaluation. You do not need to do the field evaluation if you take the Classroom course.

Traditional Classroom Course or Field evaluation 

Successful students must pass a written test, demonstrate safe firearm handling skills, and have a positive attitude.

There is no minimum age required to enroll in hunter education, but instructors may require a parent or guardian to attend all classes if students are under 12 years of age.

About the Class

All hunter education classes are taught by instructors certified by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The classes include lectures, video, and hands-on training exercises.

The average class includes 4 – 6 sessions spanning 16+ hours.

Field evaluation 

This REQUIRED classroom session must be taken AFTER successful completion of the self-paced home-study course (or online course). This is a one-day classroom session (1 to 4 hours) and includes field skills evaluation.

Successful students must pass a written test, demonstrate safe firearm handling skills, and have a positive attitude.

There is no minimum age required to enroll in hunter education, but instructors may require a parent or guardian to attend this classroom session if students are under 12 years of age.

All hunter education classes are taught by instructors certified by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

http://www.register-ed.com/programs/washington/agency:6

Online Class

This hunter education course has the same hunter safety content as the classroom course. Completing this course will prepare you for the Field Evaluation Course. The only problem with this is that you don’t  have anyone to ask questions if your taking your exam, also you don’t get to use firearms until you actually go to the field evaluation course, their the instructors will have firearms for you to display your knowledge with , but don’t count on them bringing your hunting firearm of choice.  Example: I Went to my evaluation course, and the instructors did not have a compound bow, I was the only person there that could not display my safe handling practices, but I was able to use the rifles, and shotguns the instructors brought to the class. So If you take a course online, bring your firearm, or bow with you to the Field Evaluation class, you can leave it in the vehicle and when the time comes go get it for the evaluation.

http://www.hunter-ed.com/washington/index.html

 Once you have completed the course now you can get your hunters licence and tag’s for game.

You also can order your tags online at https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/

So to note – You have to do this in order

1: sign up for the Class room , or online class

2: complete the class and field evaluation

3: get your Washington hunter licence

4: look for a GMU that is open to hunting for the game you want to hunt.

5: make sure the land your going to is publicly available, most prime land is either privately owned so finding out the owner can be a tough choir.

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