Before applying for a Delaware hunting license, all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1967, are required to take a minimum 10-hour basic hunter education course. Since Jan. 1, 2010, Delaware law also requires that a live-firing experience be part of every basic hunter education class, for both online and traditional classroom versions.


Before applying for a Delaware hunting license, all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1967, are required to take a minimum 10-hour basic hunter education course. Since Jan. 1, 2010, Delaware law also requires that a live-firing experience be part of every basic hunter education class, for both online and traditional classroom versions.

Individuals in Kent County can take the courses at the C&R Center in Petersburg. 

Insurance rules covering the shooting require that all students participating in any hunter education live firing provide a signed release of liability and waiver of right to sue in order to participate. Waivers for minor students younger than 18 must include notarized signatures of parents or legal guardians.

The Hunter Education Program will provide all firearms, ammunition and targets but students will be responsible for their own hearing and eye protection. All basic hunter education courses taught by state of Delaware volunteer instructors are offered free.

For more information, visit www.fw.delaware.gov and scroll down to Hunter/Trapper Education Access. Copies of the waiver can be obtained at the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife in Dover or by calling the Office of Hunter Education at 735-3600.