Field day update
With coronavirus-related restrictions loosening in some areas of the state, Hunter Education instructors may elect to schedule courses with small, in-person field day sessions. For more information, check the "Additional Instructions" section of the course you wish to register for.
Additional information: Temporary Utah Hunter Education procedures
In an effort to comply with current directives for social distancing related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hunter Education field day requirements will be done remotely. Students will complete an additional Virtual Field Day tool online. The live-fire exercise requirement will be completed independently by students under the supervision of a qualifying mentor, recorded and then the video will be sent to the instructor for evaluation. Certified Hunter Education Instructors will proctor the final exam through an online meeting platform or through another no-contact arrangement. Course instructors will provide registered students with additional details and instructions.
The Utah Hunter Education Program helps you learn essential safety skills and develop practical techniques useful for hunting. Completion of a basic hunter education course is required to obtain a hunting license in Utah if you were born after Dec. 31, 1965. All courses offered by the Utah Hunter Education Program are nationally recognized.
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Choose a Hunter Education Program course to learn more about it.
This course is required to obtain a hunting license in Utah if you were born after Dec. 31, 1965. The course includes instruction on firearm safety, hunter responsibility, wildlife management, survival and more. You have two options for completing this course:
This course is required to obtain a furbearer license in Utah if you were born after Dec. 31, 1984. The course includes instruction in safe and responsible trapping. The course teaches proper trapping technique and device usage. You have two options for completing this course:
- Bowhunter education
Extended archery orientation
Successful completion of the Extended Archery Orientation Course is required to participate in the extended archery hunts.