Hunter/Trapper

For More Information, send email to:
Douglas Orth <lprgchte@gmail.com>

Hunter/Trapper Education Classes

Pennsylvania now offers two ways to obtain the certification you need to purchase a hunting license.  There are the traditional courses that have been taught at LPRGC for many years.  There are also full independent study courses, that can be completed totally on-line.

TRADITIONAL HTE COURSES TAUGHT AT LPRGC

The following are the traditional Hunter/Trapper Educations courses taught at LPRGC. There is no fee to take the traditional course. These courses are for the most part taught by live instructors in a classroom style, with some independent study. Students must be at least 11 years of age to take these courses.  The links for these courses can be found further down this page.

2024 Course Dates

There will be three courses at LPRGC in 2023 as follows.

DAY

COURSE 1

COURSE 2

Class #1 Thursday, Mar 28
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Thursday, TBD
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Class #2 Saturday, Mar 30
8:00am – 3:30pm
Saturday, TBD
8:00am – 3:30pm

Each course has a Thursday night class and a full day Saturday class. Students must attend both the weeknight class and the full day Saturday class of a single course to graduate.

Before registering for any course at LPRGC, please download and read the following document:

LPRGC Basic HTE Information Sheet

(Info sheet last updated 07/06/2021)

The student must complete sections 1, 4, 5 and 9 of the course before coming to class. The full course can be found online at the following link.

Link to Full Online Course

It’s also a good idea to work through the questions and answers found at the end of each chapter. They are a good representation of the questions that will be on the final exam. You can get them here.

Link to Chapter Review Q & A’s


YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND.

PLEASE REGISTER AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.


To register on-line (preferred) click one of the following links which will take you to the PA Game Commission website

NOTICE: If you attempt to register for a course BEFORE the sign up date, you will receive a message indicating that registration is not available

March Course

Fall Course

If you have further questions, send email to <lprgchte@gmail.com>.  Or call 610-666-7460 and leave a message. Someone will call you back within a day or two. Be sure to leave a number where you can be contacted in the evening around 7:00pm or on the weekend. 

INDEPENDENT STUDY HTE COURSES

Pennsylvania now offers three online versions of the basic hunter education course.  All three are offered to all students age 11 and up  Details can be found on the Game Commission website.  click here

OTHER COURSES

The PA Game Commission now offers additional courses in other hunting subjects, including bow hunting and fur taking.

To locate traditional or independent study courses taught elsewhere, or to locate any of the new courses offered by the PGC, click here.

Or Call 1-833-PGC-HUNT (1-833-742-4868)

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