Hunter Education
  
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The Law
Under the provisions of Section 23-2-106 of Wyoming statues(a) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, no person born on or after January 1, 1966, may take any wildlife by the use of firearms on land other than that of his own family, unless the person possesses or can demonstrate they have obtained a certificate of competency and safety in the use and handling of firearms as provided by subsection (b) of this section.
 
(b) The Department shall institute and coordinate a statewide course of instruction in safety and competency in handling firearms. The Department may cooperate with local governmental agencies or private organizations in providing hunter safety courses. The department may establish and charge a reasonable fee for enrollment in a hunter safety course. Attendance and successful completion of a hunter safety course offered by an association or governmental agency approved by the commission satisfies the requirements of subsection (a) of this section.
(c) A person who has not received a certificate of competency and safety in the use and handling of firearms as provided by subsection (b) of this section may apply to the department for a special authorization to take wildlife with the use of a firearm while being accompanied by a person who has attained the age of majority, acting as a mentor, who possesses or can demonstrate he has obtained a certificate of competency and safety in the use and handling of firearms and who possesses a valid Wyoming hunting license. A mentor shall not provide supervision for more than one (1) person at a time in the field. The special authorization shall be valid for not more than one (1) year. No person may apply for more than one (1) special authorization. 
By Wyoming Game and Fish Commission Regulation
The Hunter Safety course shall consist of a minimum of twelve hours and a maximum of eighteen hours of instruction. The eighteen hour maximum instruction may be waived when the course is offered by a school system.
 
Fees for Hunter Safety Course
There shall be no charge by the Department for participation of students in a Hunter Safety course. Certified instructors may charge each student a fee, not to exceed $10.00 to offset out-of-pocket expenses.
 
The Program
The Wyoming Hunter Education program is conducted by a corp of volunteer instructors throughout the state. All classes are taught by volunteers and/or department personnel. The dates, times and places for these classes are set by the instructors. The Game and Fish Department, in cooperation with the instructors, determines when and where classes will be conducted. Hunter Education course offerings will be listed on the Department Web Site.
 
The Course
The course consists of six required sections. These sections are:
   1. Hunter Responsibility and Ethics
   2. Wildlife Conservation and Management
   3. Firearms and Firearm Safety
   4. Game and Fish Statutes and Regulations
   5. Game Care and Wildlife Identification
   6. Outdoor Safety
 
Testing
A written test is administered at the end of the course with a minimum score of 70 required to successfully complete the course. Where possible, students are given a chance to live fire at a shooting range. Whether the student passes also depends on attitude and cooperation during the class.

An entrance examination is required for admittance into an internet-based Hunter Education Field Day with a minimum score of 90%.

Each student who passes the course receives a Wyoming Hunter Education card which allows him or her to hunt in Wyoming and any other states with reciprocity to Wyoming.