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Firearm Safety Course

October 6 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm


This class will be held in two Sundays and participants must attend both sessions.
Session 1: September 29

Session 2: October 6

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 Firearms CourseĀ 

The basic Conservation Education/Firearms Safety Course (CE/FS) consists of at least 16 hours of instruction in the following topics:


  • Responsibility and ethics of hunters
  • Hunting and firearms laws
  • Safe and skillful use of modern firearms
  • Nomenclature of ammunition
  • Introduction to safe and skillful use of muzzleloading firearms
  • Marksmanship and gun handling
  • Introduction to safe and skillful use of bowhunting equipment
  • Wildlife identification
  • Wildlife management
  • Care and use of harvested game
  • First aid and survival
  • Introduction to trapping
  • Wild turkey hunting safety
  • Hunting on water
  • Hunting with gundogs


In the sixteen hours of instruction, students must pass a final examination of 100 questions with 80% correct. They must demonstrate their ability to handle firearms in actual field conditions such as live firing at a range, fence crossing and removal of firearms from vehicles. This course may take more than sixteen hours depending on weather conditions and students abilities.


October 6
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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(860) 675-8130


New Haven Raccoon Club
853 New Haven Road
Durham, CT 06422 United States
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