.I took the NH Hunter Course in the early 1960’s and did not have a Cert. Number. I want to hunt in southern states that have more deer, but some states now require a Hunter or Bowhunter Cert. Number. If you don’t have one then you need to get one by taking the new NH Hunter course. I needed a Hunter Cert Number.
After some grumbling, I took it in stride and took the updated course. I believe the On-Line Course and the Field Day was great. Instructors worked hard to instill the safety and ethics that is so critical to hunting’s future. There is the traditional course with more hands-on would be even better for a young hunter and that still exists. A NH Conservation Officer steps you through the new rules and regs and answers important questions. You can log on today and take the on line course like I did and then attend a field day or take a longer (think its 3 day course) too which is more hands-on. As a former Hunter Ed Instructor I aced the tests and learned alot too as well a getting a refresher. Go for it…take the plunge and go hunting in NH or any state.
Check it out at http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/hunting/hunter-ed.html