FREE Events happening statewide! Schedule for 2018 will be posted in August (including event descriptions, locations and event times).
Wildlife Resources Division is pleased to continue its series of programs focusing on the development of hunting skills and conservation knowledge. Stay tuned for more info as this program gets some updates!
Residents and non-residents born on or after January 1, 1961 must successfully complete a hunter education course prior to purchasing a season hunting license. However, a hunter education course is not required to purchase an Apprentice License or a three (3) day Combo Hunting/Fishing License. Hunter education courses certified or mandated by any state wildlife agency or Canadian province are accepted. Hunter Education is not required to hunt on one's own land or land of a parent or guardian.
Training Dogs on Non-WMA Lands
There is no closed season on training dogs on private lands.
It is unlawful to run deer with dogs, except during open seasons for hunting deer with dogs, or to take game by any means while training hunting dogs, except during open seasons for such game.
Every two years, the Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) invites all hunters and other interested persons to attend public meetings and provide input on the development of changes to current hunting regulations.