The WV Natural Resources Police will hold a Hunter Education Class in Clay County at the Big Otter Volunteer Fire Department on March 6 and 7.The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Students must attend all hours and both days of the course and pass a written and hands-on test to become certified.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, class size is limited to 25 students, so pre-registration is required. Walk-ins will only be permitted if space allows. If you would like to register, go to: www.register-ed.com and select West Virginia, Hunter Education and Traditional Class from the menu. Online registration only takes a few minutes to complete.
Hands-on and written testing, for those who have completed the online hunter education course, will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 7. Students must bring their online completion vouchers with them to the class and pre-registration is required.
If you would like to register, go to: www.register-ed.com and select West Virginia, Hunter Education and Hands-On and Written Test class from the menu.
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.
These courses are open to the public and 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. Lunch is not provided, so students should plan accordingly for Saturday and bring a packed lunch as there are few nearby options.
NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with state guidelines, students must bring and wear a face covering while attending the class, unless restrictions are removed prior to the class start date. Students are asked to bring a pencil and any additional PPE that they choose to utilize during the class. The classroom location will be sanitized to the limit of our abilities and social distancing will be adhered to as space allows. If you have concerns about attending a traditional class at this time, we would suggest taking the online class in conjunction with the “Hands-On and Written Test,” or choosing to purchase one of the available “Apprentice License” options. If you have any problems registering online, please contact Sgt. Tim White or Misty at the WV DNR District 3 office at 304-924-6211 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.