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Teaching Hunter Education

Hunter Education Program instructors who volunteer their time to teach others about the safety, responsibility, and ethics of hunting and trapping help to keep these valued traditions alive today. This page offers information for prospective instructors.

Become an Instructor

Complete a Hunter Education Program Instructor Application (PDF) to join other volunteer hunter and trapper educators. Your participation helps teach and continue the American heritage of responsible and safe hunting and trapping. If you submit your application electronically you should receive a confirmation email reply within 48 hours. If you do not receive a confirmation please call to confirm that we received your application.


  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be of good moral character
  • Pass an initial background history check and continue to pass random background history checks
  • Have good communication skills
  • Hunting experience preferred, but not required


  • Completion of instructor training and apprenticeship
  • Teach at least one course per year
  • Attend a refresher course every two years


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    Albany, NY 12233-4800

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