This guide serves as an introduction to all of the basic components necessary to establish a hunting program for youth and young adults with little or no background in the sport. It utilizes an integrated approach that combines theory and “classroom” learning with practical field experience done in partnership with certified instructors and local hunting organizations.
This guide outlines the general components necessary to create a hunting program. It includes an overview of planning essentials, stakeholder engagement, recruitment strategies, program execution, and program evaluation.
This guide features topic prompts that you can use to begin crafting specific lesson plans.
This lesson plan is meant to supplement the Hunting Teaching Guide with a specific focus on hunting big game.
This lesson plan is meant to supplement the Hunting Teaching Guide with a specific focus on hunting small game.
This lesson plan is meant to supplement the Hunting Teaching Guide specifically for Water Fowl Hunting.
This lesson plan is meant to supplement the Hunting Teaching Guide with a specific focus on hunting upland birds.
Many permitting agencies require you to file a Local Operations Plan (LOP), a summary of relevant resources that can be referred to in an emergency, before running your trip on their land. This template will help you collect and summarize the emergency information that will become your LOP. Remember to check with the appropriate agency, when relevant, to determine the exact information needed.
A trip log is an excellent way to organize simple information that is pertinent to your trip. This customizable template offers you flexibility to include anything specific to your program. It also contains a post-trip questionnaire used to collect feedback from your trip.
This downloadable guide offers a wealth of useful information pertaining to hunting equipment, skills, methods, safety, ethics, and conservation.
This folder contains sample resources from other programs to help you recruit participants like flyers, parent letters, and template PowerPoint presentations.
This website offers additional resources and tools to help you develop more effective hunter training programs.
Hunter-ed.com website offers comprehensive online hunter’s safety courses for each state.