Hunter education classes offered in Banks

Banks – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is offering hunter education classes at Banks Fire District #13 starting on Tuesday, March 13.

Hunter education classes are required for youth under 18 who wish to hunt, and adults are encouraged to take classes as well, according to ODFW. Topics covered during in the class include firearm safety, hunter ethics, wildlife management and identification, hunting preparation and techniques, survival skills, and introductory bowhunting.

Hunters can also receive their hunter education certificate by completing an independent study course from a workbook or online instead of a conventional classroom experience; youth hunters will need to attend a field day in addition to the study course to receive their hunter education certificate.

All classes and field days are taught by certified volunteers, according to ODFW.

To view the full schedule of classes, visit the class schedule here and locate the Washington County classes at the bottom of the page.

To sign up for a class, visit the ODFW license sales page and click ‘register for a class.’

You can also sign up for a class at any license sales agent. This includes the Buxton Feed Co., Snack Jack’s in Manning, the Forest Grove Bi-Mart, and at Vernonia Hardware and Supply and Vernonia True Value Hardware.

Sources and more information:

ODFW Media Release
Class Schedule
List of active license agents