ODFW Hunter Education

Hunter Education Instructors

Oregon Hunter Education Instructors are volunteers from across the state who have been specifically trained to deliver hunter education courses.

Bow Hunter Education

Oregon’s Bow Hunter Education Program teaches bowhunters the fundamentals of safe and responsible archery hunting and an appreciation and respect for the environment in which they hunt.

Trapper Education

The 1985 Oregon Legislature enacted a new requirement for all trappers under eighteen as of July 1, 1986; and all first time Oregon trappers of any age. Before a trapping license will be issued, the person must complete an approved trapper education course.

Shooting Range Development Grants

Funds are available through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for the construction, development and improvement of non-profit shooting ranges and associated facilities.

Hunter Safety Rules

Every hunter has the responsibility to enter the field well-prepared to hunt in a safe, ethical manner; the future of our hunting heritage depends on it.

Hunting Related Incidents

This information is summarized by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife from reports provided by law enforcement agencies.

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The Oregon Outdoor Skills Program is subject to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and offers all persons the opportunity to participate in programs and activities regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. No individual will be turned away from or otherwise be denied access to or benefit from, any program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Complaints of discrimination should be sent to: Chief, Public Civil Rights Division, Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240.


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