Hunter Safety Courses

DNR Hunter Safety Courses

  • SAFE GUN HANDLING
  • FIRST AID
  • SURVIVAL
  • HUNTER ETHICS
  • SPORTSMANSHIP
  • SAFE TREE STAND HUNTING
  • West Walker is proud to support the DNR Hunter Safety program. Instructors are certified by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Our instructors volunteer their time and expertise to teach and make hunting the truly safe sport it is.

    This is a twelve hour course consisting of online and classroom instruction as well as practical hands-on training. Class work consists of learning and understanding the hunter safety book, various demonstrations, and the written safety test. Students are also given hands-on experience with shot guns, pistols, and .22 rifles as well as the safe way of crossing a fence, walking in a field with other hunters, and removing a firearm from a vehicle.

    On-line or home study portion of the course must be completed before attending the field day. Please dress appropriate for the weather, as the class is held outdoors. Children under 10 require a parent to be present for the entire class.

    click here to find / register for a class.
    The online portion of this class must be completed before the scheduled field day.
    For more information on hunter safety classes contact Frances Handy at 616-433-0668
    Here is a great article from OutdoorEmpire about getting your children started in hunting: article here


    Looking for a hunter safety course for kids and they are all full? Have you heard about the DNR’s youth mentor and apprentice programs? The mentor youth program allows children 9 and under to purchase a hunting license without a hunter safety certificate. The apprentice program allows children 12-16 to buy a hunting license without a hunter safety certificate . The license for this program is good for two years. Both programs require the child to hunt with a parent , guardian or adult age 21 or over that possesses a valid license to hunt the same game as the child. The above licenses can be purchased anywhere hunting licenses are sold. The licenses are valid for deer, small game including waterfowl, turkey, and all species of fish. For additional information visit : https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79119_79147_82092-261082--,00.html