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Hunter Education Manuals Available From DLNR

December 13, 2016, 1:00 PM HST
* Updated December 13, 1:38 PM
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The Department of Land and Natural Resources Hunter Education Program is expanding education and outreach efforts by offering free Hawai‘i hunter education manuals to the public, while supplies last.

Manuals are normally provided to students at the beginning of each hunter education course. The courses are offered at no charge to the public statewide.

By providing the public access to the Hawai‘i hunter education manuals before class, students can review the material in advance. Individuals who may be interested in hunter education can preview material before committing to a class. The updated Today’s Hunter—Hawai‘i manual will replace the Hawai‘i Hunter Education Manual.

The basic 12-hour hunter education course covers the following topics in more detail: Outdoor ethics and responsibility, principles of conservation, wildlife management and identification, firearms familiarization and safety, muzzleloading safety, bowhunting safety, hunting rules and regulations, outdoor survival and first aid and game care.

Request a free copy at [email protected]. Include your name and complete mailing address in your request. The Hunter Education Program will cover the cost of postage and mail your manual within one to two weeks of receiving your request (limit two manuals per request).


The hunter education course is designed to benefit anyone who has an interest in conservation, safety and the responsible use of our natural resources.

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DLNR hunting course image.


Program goals include:

  • Reduction of hunting-related accidents.
  • Encouraging recognition for the lifetime activities of hunting and shooting sports as viable recreation activities.
  • Increasing the public’s knowledge of Hawai‘i’s wildlife resources and their management.
  • Creating awareness and sense of responsibility among outdoor users of their legal and ethical responsibilities when enjoying or harvesting wildlife, thus improving the image of hunters and hunting.
  • Improving skills and techniques of outdoor resource users.


For more information on the DLNR Hawai‘i Hunter Education Program, the upcoming course schedules and to register for a free course, go online or call 1-866-563-4868.

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