Hunter Education Classes
BOYESC Board Member, SCTP Head Coach, and Certified Hunter Education instructor, Harvey Bechtel leads our hunter education classes starting in late Summer and throughout the Fall. This class is required for anyone looking to purchase their first hunting license. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) hunter education program is designed for every age and ability. The instructors will help you understand where, and when, it’s legal to hunt. The material covered is for people with little or no knowledge of hunting or firearms.
Once the course work is completed the student will be given a 100 question test which includes multiple choice, true/false, and matching questions. A student must score 80% or higher on the test to pass and obtain certification. Certification will be given upon passing.
There is no cost to take the Ohio hunter education course.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Division of Wildlife
Ohio Hunter Education Course
Sponsored by Buckeye Outdoors Youth Education and Shooting Center
Dates: Next Hunter Education will be in the spring of 2018. The date is still pending.- to confirm actual date, time and to register visit The Hunter & Trapper Education page at wildohio.com and follow the links until you reach the Ohio map, then click on Summit County. If no date or time appears, please check back until the DOW posts the information.
Location: Ohio Sportsmen’s Club
1755 Jacoby Rd.
Copley, Ohio 44321
Register by phone: 1-800-WILDLIFE (1-800-945-3543)
Register online at www.WildOhio.com
Questions: Call (Instructor) Harvey Bechtel (330) 620-6909
The Home Study Course is available to Ohio residents. Students must first complete the online course. This online course will take approximately four hours to complete, but you may stop and pick up where you left off in the course as you please. There are quizzes at the end of each unit. Once you complete all units, you will need to pass a final exam to receive a voucher to attend the final, in-person classroom portion. The cost of this option is $15 payable once you pass the final exam and prior to printing the voucher. This fee is collected by the course vendor, not the ODNR Division of Wildlife.
The final classroom session usually lasts 3-4 hours, and will be led by an ODNR Division of Wildlife employee or certified instructor volunteer. It will include firearm safety training and other topics. The completion voucher provided at the end of the online course must be brought to this final classroom session or you will not be able to complete the course. In these classroom sessions, you will take the same 100-question final certification test as the instructor-led course. Be sure to bring a pen or pencil so you can take the test.
Online Hunter Education
Online Hunter Education is for Ohio residents 12 years of age or older. This version of hunter education allows students to complete the entire course online. This online course will take approximately four hours to complete, but you may stop and pick up where you left off in the course as you please. There are quizzes at the end of each unit. You must pass the unit quiz to proceed to the next unit. Students must pass a final exam to receive certification. There is a fee of $15 paid to the online vendor once you complete the course and pass the final course exam.