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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.  

For more information, contact the Hunter Education Program at 802-828-1193 or e-mail



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Commissioner Louis Porter

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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.