Hunter-Trapper Education Classes Planned for Senate District
HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union counties) announced today that the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has scheduled additional basic Hunter-Trapper Education (HTE) courses for September, prior to the fall hunting seasons.
Yaw said the courses are all within his Senate District and increase the opportunities for new hunters or furtakers to complete the required basic classes.
“As an avid sportsman, I know firsthand that our hunting and fishing heritage plays an important role in our Commonwealth,” Yaw said. “It is incredibly important that we nurture and encourage the next generation of sportsmen who want to participate in these outdoor opportunities.”
Before purchasing a PA hunting or trapping license, all first-time hunters and trappers, regardless of age, must successfully complete Hunter-Trapper Education training.
“With over 900 classes offered each year across the state, there is a good chance that you can find a class being offered nearby,” noted PGC Executive Director Matt Hough. “Additionally, this year was the first that we offered the course in an online format. This gives individuals age 16 and older the opportunity to complete the course without the requirement of attending a class.”
According to the PGC, there is no fee for the basic HTE course; however, pre-registration is required and online registration is available for all hunter-trapper courses offered. There is a $19.50 fee for those who successfully complete the online course.
Upcoming Hunter-Trapper HTE courses are planned for:
Towanda Rod and Gun Club, Towanda
Monday, September 14, 2015 – 6PM-8:30PM (Plus, 1 additional day)
South Creek Northern Tier Sportsman’s Club, Gillett
Saturday, September 19, 2015 – 8AM-4:30PM
Up In Arms Shooting Supplies, East Smithfield
Saturday, September 19, 2015 – 8AM-4PM (Waiting List)
Tri County Sportsman Club, Laceyville
Saturday, September 19, 2015 – 9AM-3PM (Plus, 1 additional day)
Rome Fire Hall, Rome
Monday, September 21, 2015 – 6PM-9:15PM (Plus, 1 additional day)
Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church, Muncy
Monday, September 21, 2015 – 5PM-9PM (Plus, 1 additional day)
Trout Run Volunteer Fire Company, Trout Run
Saturday, September 26, 2015 – 8:30AM-3:30PM
PGC – Northcentral Regional Office, Jersey Shore
Monday, September 28, 2015 – 5:30PM-9PM (Plus, 1 additional day)
Camp Brule, Forksville
Saturday, September 26, 2015 – 8:30AM-4:30PM
Buffalo Valley Sportsmen’s Club, Mifflinburg
Saturday, September 26, 2015 – 8AM-3PM
To register for a course, interested applicants can visit the PGC website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), click on the “Hunter Education Classes” icon in the center of the homepage and click on either “Hunter-Trapper Education” or “Hunter-Trapper Education Independent Study.”