Amid concerns over COVID-19, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has canceled all in-person hunter, bowhunter, and trapper education courses through the end of May.
Online-only certification is now available and FREE. Online certification will only be available temporarily.
Hunter Education Online Certification
Students will need to complete the online homework AND virtual field day, then e-mail both of those certificates to HunterEducation@vermont.gov to get their orange card.
Students who want to obtain their trapper education certification will be able to do so via a correspondence course that will be available in late April or early May.
To obtain the course materials email HunterEducation@vermont.gov and in the body of the e-mail include your name and address. Correspondence course materials will be sent out by the end of April or beginning of May.
Online certification does not extend to bowhunter education at this time, but bowhunter classes and all in-person courses will resume in the fall.
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Vermont Hunter Education Program
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
1 National Life Drive, Dewey Building
Montpelier VT 05620-3208