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For more information
please contact the
Hunter Education Program.

Eastern Washington
Spokane office
(509) 892-1001

Ephrata office
(509) 754-4624

Yakima office
(509) 575-2740

Western Washington
Mill Creek Office
(425) 775-1311 Ext. 106

Olympia office
(360) 902-8111


Hunter education is designed to promote hunter awareness, knowledge and skills so that we may work together and continue our proud hunting tradition.  Through information about hunting issues, classes, activities and organizations, these materials will provide you with a convenient resource we hope will meet your hunting needs.
Basic Hunting
Firearms Safety, the Law and You: Basic Safety, General Laws and Regulations
  Initiative 594 as it Relates to Hunting [May 5, 2015]
Youth Hunt Opportunities
Duplicate Certificate Information
Hunter Education Deferral Information
Peace Officer Exemption Eligibility
  - Peace Officer Exemption Application
Military Exemption Information
Becoming a Hunter Education Instructor
Frequently Asked Questions
All Hunter Education training certification issued by any of the other 49 states fish and wildlife agencies are accepted here in Washington State. The certificate must be presented at time of license purchase.

Hunter education instructor and class participants wearing hunter orange vests while participating in a field exercise.

Free public hunting clinics are now being offered.  Clinics will be offered on turkey, waterfowl, upland birds, deer, and elk. 
 • Hunting clinics calendar
 • Hunting clinics booklets
   Clinic booklets available for download

Hunter Orange Requirements

WDFW would like to remind hunters to be safe, follow the regulations and practice hunter safety.

Hunter Safety Reminder   YouTube
Hunter Orange Requirements


Washington Hunter - Online Hunter Education Course
Washington’s online hunter safety course now features new instructional videos, developed to better demonstrate the skills needed to be a safe hunter. The new videos – which reinforce course lessons in a realistic hunting setting – feature topics such as crossing obstacles, safe carries, muzzle control, transporting firearms safely, hunter orange, safety zones of fire, tree stand safety, and using decoys and blinds.
Fish And Wildlife Code
Hunting in Washington? Title 77 has all the hunting laws enacted by the legislature.
National Shooting Sports Foundation
An interesting collection of national data, firearms industry reports
Washington State Trapshooting Association
Provides junior and senior high school-age young adults with the opportunity to showcase their competitive shooting skills and earn state and national recognition.
Washington Game Wardens Association
Stop by and learn about the men and women who protect our wildlife resources.
International Hunter Education Association
The professional association for 67 state and provincial wildlife conservation agencies, and the 70,000 volunteer instructors who teach hunter education in North America.
U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service
Comprehensive overview of the federal agency charged with wildlife protection.
Black/Grizzly Bear Identification Program
Learn to tell a Grizzly from a Black Bear with an interactive program and quiz.
Hunter Education Instructor website