Hunter Information and Training (HIT) Program

Group of HIT program participants posing outdoors The Hunter Information & Training (HIT) Program is responsible for the administration of certification courses required to hunt in many parts of the state and other jurisdictions throughout North America. The HIT Program, with the assistance of over 400 volunteer instructors, offers quality training and education throughout Alaska. The certification courses offered include: hunter education, bowhunter education, crossbow education, and muzzleloader education. The HIT Program is also actively involved in outdoor education programs designed to recruit and retain new hunters into the shooting sports and preserve our hunter heritage.

Hunter Education

The hunter education course provides training in firearms safety, wildlife conservation, and respect for our natural resources, landowners, and other hunters.

Bowhunter Education

The bowhunter education certification course provides training in wildlife conservation, bowhunting techniques and safety, and outdoor preparedness. This certification course is endorsed by the IBEP/NBEF.

Muzzleloader Education

The muzzleloader education certification provides "hands-on" instruction on safe handling of black powder, black powder substitutes, and muzzleloaders at the range and in the field.

Crossbow Education

The crossbow education certification course provides instruction on crossbow techniques and safety, wildlife conservation, and outdoor preparedness.

Become a Volunteer Instructor

Do you enjoy mentoring children and others in firearms safety? HIT volunteer instructors assist in developing safe Alaskan hunters, improving hunter ethics and responsibility, and passing on a valuable tradition.

Class Schedules

Find a hunter, bowhunter, crossbow, or muzzleloader education certification class in your area.

Alaskans Afield

Alaskans Afield classes provide fun, hands-on learning of hunting, shooting, and outdoor skills needed to recreate safely in Alaska. Classes are designed for both youth and adults.

Women's Programs

The Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) Program offers hands-on classes which teach adult women outdoor skills so they can safely enjoy all that Alaska has to offer.

State Shooting Ranges

The State of Alaska oversees three shooting ranges, each offering a variety of opportunities to the public. They are located in Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks.

National Archery in the Schools Program

ADF&G trains teachers and schools to participate in the National Archery in the Schools Program which is a nationwide youth archery program for 4th-12th graders.

RCSP Youth Shotgun League

The League is built on the foundation of firearm safety, positive reinforcement, individual improvement, and encouraging lifelong participation in the shotgun shooting sports.

Outdoor Youth Days

A day camp in Anchorage designed to foster an awareness, respect, and enjoyment of Alaska's natural resources and outdoor skills.