Hunting education and requirements

Two hunter education instructors with approximately 20 students in an outdoor setting. All wearing hunter orange vests. Shotguns are lying on a table near one of the instructors.
Photo by WDFW
Hunter Education course

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife provides education and training opportunities to help hunters have safe, legal, and ethical hunts. Hunters who were born after Jan. 1, 1972 must show proof of completing a hunter education program before buying their first Washington hunting license. Washington's certification is accepted in all 50 states.