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 HUNTER SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

This list is constantly under construction because the states often change hunter safety requirements as well as web site addresses. Be sure to verify requirements before you book a hunt. Also see fish and game departments.

LICENSE FEES

State or province Hunter safety required if born after Minimum big game hunting age State or province Hunter safety required if born after Minimum big game hunting age
 Alabama  August 1, 1977    New Brunswick    
 Alaska    January 1, 1986, in units 7, 13-15, 20   Newfoundland and Labrador Required of first-time hunters  
 Alberta   All first-time hunters, but those 14 or older may take a first-time hunter's test instead  12  New Hampshire    
 Arizona Required of hunters 10-14 years of age    New Jersey All hunters must show hunter safety certificate or prior license  
Arkansas Dec. 31, 1968    New Mexico Required of hunters under age 18 No minimum 
British Columbia Ages 10-13 may get junior license without hunter training. 14+ must complete training. 10. Ages 10-18 must be supervised by 19-year-old or older license holder.  New York Required of all hunters, gun or bow  
California   Required of first-time license buyers    North Carolina First-time license buyers  
Colorado January 1, 1949  12 years old  North Dakota Dec. 31, 1961  
Connecticut First-time resident license buyers and non-residents who have not bought a license in the past five years   NWT Voluntary  
Delaware Jan. 1, 1967    Nova Scotia Required of all hunters  
Florida June 1, 1975    Ohio   First-time license buyers must have hunter safety certificate  
Georgia   Jan. 1, 1961    Oklahoma   Jan. 1, 1972  
Hawaii Dec. 31, 1971, and first-time license buyers    Ontario   12/31/65  16
Idaho Jan. 1, 1975    Oregon     All hunters under 18 years old  
Illinois   Jan. 1, 1980    Pennsylvania All hunters must have hunter safety certificate or prior license  
Indiana Jan. 31, 1986   Prince Edward Island   All first-time hunters and all hunters under 16 years old  
Iowa Jan. 1, 1967   Quebec All hunters 12. Hunters 12-17 must have written permission from parent or guardian
Kansas July 1, 1957    Saskatchewan Required of all first-time hunters and all hunters under age 18  
Kentucky Jan. 1, 1975    South Carolina June 30, 1979  
 Louisiana Sept. 1, 1969    South Dakota   Required if younger than 16 years old 12 by the end of the current year
Manitoba      Tennessee Jan. 1, 1969  
Massachusetts      Texas Sept. 2, 1971 no minimum
   Maine   Required of first-time license buyers    Utah  12/31/65 14 by the end of the current year
 Maryland Certificate of proficiency or a license issued before July 1, 1977    Vermont First-time license buyers must show hunter education certificate  
 Michigan First-time license buyers born after Jan. 1, 1960    Virginia All hunters under age 16 and all first-time hunters  
 Minnesota   Dec. 31, 1979    Washington All hunters under age 18  
Missouri   Jan. 1, 1972 11  West Virginia Jan. 1, 1975  
Mississippi   Jan. 1, 1972    Wisconsin  Jan. 1, 1973  
Montana    Required of hunters born after Jan. 1, 1985  12 Wyoming Jan. 1, 1966 12
 Nebraska   Jan. 1, 1977   Yukon Voluntary  
Nevada    Jan. 1, 1960