Hunter Education

Virginia DGIF Hunter Education Class

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Hunter's Education Lodge...

In Virginia, first time hunters and hunters 12 to 15 years of age are required to complete the hunter education course before buying a hunting license, and to present the course completion certificate when the license is purchased.

VA DGIF Now requires that all students complete a self study portion of the course prior to attending the classroom portion. For information on how to do this please go to VA Hunter Safety Self Study options.

To register for any of the hunter courses listed below please go to the VA DGIF site and select "Education" in the top bar, next select "Hunter Education". After the Hunter Education page displays select "Basic Hunter Education Course" . Next under option 1 select "Find a course near you"  Enter 20177 as the zip to search on.

  • Click on the date of the course and then select the course you want to attend.
  • Click the “register me” button and enter the requested information.

All courses are free. Advanced registration is required.

VA DGIF HUNTER SAFETY COURSES.

Leesburg
Sunday August 25, 2019 8am - 6pm

Location...
Loudoun County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America
19237 Mountain Spring Lane
Leesburg VA 20175


Lovettsville
To Be Announced

Location...
Lovettsville Game Club
16 South Berlin Turnpike
Lovettsville VA 20180


INTERNATIONAL BOWHUNTER EDUCATION PROGRAM

This course is not required to bow hunt in Virginia but it is required to hunt with groups like Suburban Whitetail Management and to hunt on certain Military Reservations within Virginia. It is required if you want to bow hunt in 19 states. We are offering one course this year.

Leesburg
To Be Announced

Location...
Loudoun County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America
19237 Mountain Spring Lane
Leesburg VA 20175


VA DGIF BOATING SAFETY COURSES.

As of July 1, 2016, all operators of PWCs (Personal Watercraft such as jet skis, Sea Doos, Wave Runners) and operators of Motorboats with a 10 hp or greater motor, will be required to have a boating safety education course completion card on board when operating a PWC or Motorboat on Virginia waters.

To register for this courses please go to https://www.dgif.virginia.gov and select "Education" in the top bar, next select "Boating Safety & Education". After the Boating Safety Education page displays click in the class locator (blue box top right). Under Classroom Courses select "see class schedule" Enter 20177 as the zip to search on

  • Click on the date of the course and then select the course you want to attend.
  • Click the “register me” button and enter the requested information.

Leesburg
Sunday May 26, 2019  8am - 5pm

Location...
Loudoun County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America
19237 Mountain Spring Lane
Leesburg VA 20175


Lovettsville
Sunday Jan 27, 2019 8am - 5pm

Location...
Lovettsville Game Club
16 South Berlin Turnpike
Lovettsville VA 20180


3 Responses to Hunter Education

  1. Does anyone know if we are having the IBEP (International Bowhunter Education Program) as you did last year?

  2. See Wayne Reedy, Director of Ranges

  3. German Rojas German Rojas says:

    Does anyone know when the next IBEP program course will take place this year?

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