Hunter education safety requirements
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources requires you to show proof of previously having a hunting license prior to July 1, 1977 or proof of having successfully completed a State approved Hunter Education Course.
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 - Maryland Hunting Safety Course and Hunting License
- Is the Beasafehunter hunter course approved by the state of Maryland?
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 of age to complete the online 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 Maryland?
To purchase a hunting license you must have completed an approved Hunter Education course unless you hunted prior to July 1, 1977. Three day non-resident waterfowl hunters are exempted.
- What types of Maryland Hunting Licenses are available?
View the full list of Maryland Hunting Licenses available through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.