Fisheries and Land Resources
November 25, 2019

Public Advisory: Hunters Reminded of Firearms Safety - Hunter Education Course Deadline

The last sessions of Firearms Safety - Hunter Education training required for eligibility to enter the licence draw for the 2020-21 big game hunting season are being held this coming weekend (November 30-December 1).

The training is a combination of two courses - the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and the Hunter Education Course. By completing both courses, the participant meets the provincial requirement to obtain licences to hunt with a firearm.

The Canadian Firearms Safety Course teaches the basics of firearms safety and the laws related to firearms storage, handling and transportation while the Hunter Education Course provides important information related to wildlife conservation and management, hunting laws, hunter ethics and responsibility, outdoor safety and survival techniques and other skills used for hunting. 

There are still some spaces available to complete the course at various College of the North Atlantic campuses in the province. To check on availability and to register for a course contact the College of the North Atlantic at 1-888-982-2268, email or visit external link

Newer clients can still register and complete Firearms Safety - Hunter Education courses throughout the year to become eligible for hunting small game species.  

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Media contact
Craig Renouf
Fisheries and Land Resources
709-637-2923, 640-6922

2019 11 25                              11:30 a.m.