The Ontario Hunter Education Course will teach new hunters about:

  • hunting laws and regulations
  • hunter responsibilities
  • wildlife management
  • hunting safety and equipment
  • hunting techniques
  • wildlife identification

The ministry now offers two (2) options to take the Hunter Education Course:

Instructor-led Course

Learn from knowledgeable, experienced instructors who often share stories and tips to help new hunters. Training is in-person in a classroom setting and may be offered in a single day or split over more than a day. Students will complete both the course materials and an examination with the instructor. The class is often combined with the Canadian Firearms Safety Course which is required to hunt with the gun.


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Online Course

The online course option offers students the ability to complete training self-paced on their own schedule. Online students will complete both the course materials and an examination online.


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