The WV Natural Resources Police will hold a hunter education class in Clay County at the Clay County  Middle School on March 25-26.

The class will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 1-7 p.m. on Sunday. Students must attend all hours of both days of the course and pass a written and hands-on test to be certified.

Alternative delivery testing, for those who have completed the online hunter education course, will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 26. Students must bring online vouchers with them to the class, and pre-registration is also required at the online address below.

In 1994, West Virginia passed legislation requiring any person born on or after january 1, 1975, to present proof of certification from an approved hunter Education course to a license agent prior to purchasing a base hunting license.

The course is open to the public and is free of charge. Students must be 10 years of age by the final day in order to receive permanent certification. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

Class size is limited to 45 students, so pre-registration is required.

Walk-ins will only be permitted if space allows. To register, go to and select West Virginia and Clay County from the menu. If students leave an email address and phone number at the time of registration, a complimentary reminder email and/or text will be sent out a few days prior to class. If you have any problems registering online, contact Misty or  Sgt. Tim White at the WV DNR District 3 office at 304-924-6211 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.