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Archery Hunter Education Course


with Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Aug 31, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

As of January 1, 2017 the department will enforce the requirement that a hunter wishing to hunt with bow andarrow hold a valid archery license.

The Archery Education course will provide you with a wealth of knowledge regarding equipment, proper hunting methods, responsibilities, and general safety. Most classes will have some outdoor exercises. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate.

Total Course = 10 Hours

  • Laws = 30 Minutes
  • Safety = 2 Hours
  • Equipment = 2 Hours
  • First Aid & Survival = 2 Hours
  • Map & Compass = 1 Hour
  • Ethics, Landowner Relations = 2 1/2 Hours

Class Meets: Day 1--Thursday, August 31, 6pm to 9pm

Day 2, Saturday, September 9, 9am to 4pm.

Location: Machias memorial High School Gym, One Bulldog Lane, Machias, ME 04654

For more information contact: Sharon Foss: 207-255-4917 or email

Each year, the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife provides more than 350 courses on hunting with firearms, bow and arrow, and trapping. Courses are attended by roughly 7,500 students and taught by over 800 volunteer instructors trained by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Foraging Wild Food


with Tanya Rucosky

Sep 16, 2017 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

From Fiddleheads in Spring to Wild Blueberries in Summer and treasures buried under the snow in winter, Downeast Maine offers a bountiful harvest of wild foods. Join Tanya Rucosky as she explores Edible Wild Maine to find seasonal varieties, from common plants you might call weeds to hidden treasures in roots and shoots. Connect to our Bold Coast landscape and enjoy the fruits of the harvest found in our own backyards, forests, meadows, and seashore. Presentation followed by outdoor exploration. Please dress appropriately for the outdoors.

Instructor Tanya Rucosky holds a degree in Natural Resource Management and has worked as an environmental educator for the better part of 15 years and has been gathering wild foods in eastern North America and Australia for 35 years.

Maine Firearms Hunter Safety


with Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Sep 10, 2017 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Ready to take to the woods and go hunting this fall? Unless you can show proof of an adult hunting license held in any year starting in 1976, every hunter in Maine must attend an approved hunting education course. Taking a hunter education course is also a great idea If you would like to refresh your knowledge of safe and responsible hunting.

Get Hunting certified in 3 steps:

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Requirements

  • You must be at least 10 years old to take this online course.
  • You must be a resident of Maine to take the online course.

After passing the online course, you are required to attend the Skills and Exam Day (Sunday, September 10, 9am--4pm) to complete your Hunting safety certification.

The Maine Firearms Hunter Safety Course is taught by trained, certified volunteer instructors according to statewide standards. The course covers the following topics: proper firearms handling (rifle and shotgun), survival/first aid, hunter responsibility, map and compass, and landowner relations.

In the online portion of the course, students complete quizzes and an exam. Upon completion, students are provided with a voucher to attend the skills and exam day. Students must complete the online course and provide voucher number to register for the Skills and Exam Day.

In the skills and exam session students demonstrate that they can safely:

  • Handle a firearm
  • Participate in activities
  • Bring in a survival kit with appropriate contents
  • Pass a 50 question test with a grade of at least 70%.

Skills and Exam Day: Sunday, September 10, 9am--4pm for Firearms Hunter Safety skills day.

Location: Machias Memorial High School Gym, One Bulldog Lane, Machias, ME 04654

Register for the online course:

And Register on this page for the Skills and Exam Day.

Registration for the Skills and Exam Day will close on Sunday, September 3, to allow for time to complete the online course.

For more information contact: Sharon Foss: 207-255-4917 or email

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