Becoming a Hunter Education Instructor

new hunter ed instructors

Vermont’s Hunter Education Program is always looking for volunteer instructors to teach hunting, bow hunting or trapping education. The work is demanding and the hours are often long and inconvenient. But instructors love their work because they know they are contributing to the future of hunting and trapping.

What are the requirements to be an instructor?

  • Have had no significant misdemeanor, felony or wildlife violations
  • Enjoy working with young people
  • Believe in and practice safe, responsible hunting
  • Complete an application process that includes providing personal references and a criminal history background check

How do I apply?

Complete the following forms and email or mail to the Hunter Education Program Office:

Complete this form and return to the law enforcement center where your fingerprints are taken (the address is at the bottom of form).

What's Next?

After we receive your package, you will be interviewed by Fish and Wildlife staff. You must then successfully pass a New Instructor Training class, and complete a mentoring program with a Chief Instructor. Upon the successful completion of your mentor program, you will be a fully-certified instructor. We will be sure to keep in touch with you throughout this process.

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Contact us for more information:

Vermont Hunter Education Program
Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
1 National Life Drive, Dewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208


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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208

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