Hunter education safety requirements
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department requires anyone born after 1961 to take a State approved Hunter Education course prior to obtaining a firearm or bowhunting license.
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 - North Dakota Hunting Safety Course and Hunting License
- Is the Beasafehunter hunter course approved by the state of North Dakota?
No. We are not approved yet.
- Is there a minimum age to take this online education course?
Yes, the calendar year in which the student turns 12 years of age is when they're eligible 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 North Dakota?
All persons born after 1961 shall submit or exhibit a certificate of successful completion of a hunter education course before purchasing any hunting license. A certificate of completion for the same course of study issued by other states, provinces or countries is valid in North Dakota.
- What types of North Dakota Hunting Licenses are available?
View the full list of North Dakota Hunting Licenses available through the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.