Hunter education safety requirements
Become a safe hunter
The purpose of hunter education is to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to become safe, responsible hunters.
The online course
Typically, students meet these needs by attending a traditional, instructor led course including classroom lectures and field/range experiences. In today's society, students have less free time to devote to attending a hunter education course. Online hunter education courses help address this, by allowing students to take hunter safety courses on their own time, at their own pace and in the comfort of their home or office.
You may ask
FAQ - Maine Hunting Safety Course and Hunting License
- Is the Beasafehunter hunter course approved by the state of Maine?
No. We are not approved yet.
- Is there a minimum age to take this online education course?
Yes, you must be at least 10 years old to take the course.
- Is my Hunter Education Certificate good in other states?
Every U.S. state that demands a Hunter Education Certificate will accept Hunter Education Certificates from other states that conform to IHEA requirements as well.
You should follow your safety course in the State where you are resident.
- Does the Hunter Card expire?
No. It is good for life.
- Who is required to take the Hunter Education course in Maine?
Applicant for an adult hunting license must show proof of having previously held an adult license to hunt with firearms in any year beginning with 1976 or successful completion of an approved hunter safety course from this or any other state.
To obtain an adult archery hunting license, you must show proof of having held an adult license to hunt with bow and arrow in any year after 1979 or successful completion of an archery education course.
To obtain a crossbow permit, you must complete crossbow education or have proof of having hunted in another state that allowed crossbow use.
- What types of Maine Hunting Licenses are available?
View the full list of Maine Hunting Licenses available through the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.