Conservation Education/Firearms Safety (CE/FS) courses are administered by the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection's Wildlife Division and are taught throughout the year by a dedicated corps of certified volunteer instructors.
It is recommended that you enroll early in the year and not wait until a month before the hunting seasons begin. Courses fill up quickly and you may have to wait or travel a longer distance to attend a course if none are available in your town. Where courses are taught varies from town to town and includes such locations as sportsmen's clubs, community centers, schools and offices of the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection. There are no fees for any of the courses and all materials are provided free of charge by the Conservation Education/Firearms Safety Program.
Description of the Basic Bowhunting Course
To meet the license requirements to bowhunt, applicants must successfully pass a specialized course. The course is approximately six hours long and consists of both classroom study and field work.