Hunter Education

Hunter Ed Activities

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 to get their orange card. 

Trapper Education

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 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.

Bowhunter Education

Online certification does not extend to bowhunter education at this time, but bowhunter classes and all in-person courses will resume in the fall.  

Use the links below to replace your hunter ed card, learn how to become an instructor, and more.

Orange Card Thumbnail

Replace Your Orange Hunter Ed Card

Lost your orange card? Search our database and print a new hunter education card.


Certified Instructor Thumbnail

Become a Certified Instructor

Vermont’s Hunter Education Program is always looking for volunteer instructors to teach hunting, bowhunting or trapping education. Learn what it takes to become an instructor.


Instructor Resources Thumbnail

Instructor Resources

Already an Instructor? Check out this page to schedule a class, find training aids and get exclusive deals for being a volunteer instructor.


Hunter Ed FAQ Thumbnail

Hunter Ed FAQs

Get the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Hunter Ed.


Contact Us for More Information

Vermont Hunter Education Program
Phone: 802-828-1193

Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department
1 National Life Drive, Dewey Building
Montpelier VT  05620-3208


Contact Us

Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDavis 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3702

Staff Directory

Connect with Us

Twitter icon
Facebook icon
YouTube icon
RSS icon

The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.