Become a Hunter Ed Instructor

Giving Back and Helping Keep Hunting Safe in NH

Hunter Ed Instructor showing participant how to use a compassThe Hunter Education Program would like to encourage those outdoor enthusiasts and educational professionals who wish to “give back” to the sport by volunteering to become a certified Hunter - Bowhunter or Trapper Education Instructor. 

If you have any questions regarding the Hunter Education Program call Josh Mackay at (603) 271-3212 or email Questions regarding the Trapper Education Program please call Eric Geib at (603) 536-1290.


Instructor Benefits

Being a volunteer Hunter or Trapper Education instructor takes effort and commitment, but it can bring many personal rewards. Instructors enjoy professional discounts at sporting goods stores and retailers, and are recognized at an annual recognition banquet. Most of all, you will have the satisfaction of passing on our outdoor traditions to a new generation of hunters.


Instructor Application Process

Candidates for the position of volunteer Hunter or Trapper Education instructor must satisfy the following prerequisites first:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have successfully completed a Hunter or Trapper Education certification course as a student
  • Have no misdemeanor convictions or Fish and Game violations within 7 years, or any felony conviction

Once the prerequisites are met, candidates may complete a Hunter or Trapper Instructor application and send it to the Hunter Education Office.

Once your application has been received:

  • It will be reviewed
  • A background check will be performed by the NH State Police and the Law Enforcement Division of Fish and Game*
  • You will receive a confirmation letter, registration form and other details.
  • Trapper Education instructor candidates will be contacted regarding training opportunities

*Background checks normally take 1 – 2 weeks. Applicants must pass a background check before attending training.


Your participation at the training class will involve:

  • Understanding how students learn
  • Learning practical teaching strategies and methodology
  • Learning Hunter Education instructor program policies and procedures
  • Hands-on lessons on how to teach the subject matter curriculum
  • Successful completion of the instructor exam (90% score to pass).