How to Book your Delaware Hunter Safety Field Day

NOTE – Delaware Hunter Education Program will begin offering field days again in August 2021. Once you have successfully passed your online hunter safety course you must register to take part in an instructor led field day, specially designed for online internet course participants. Check and make certain that a "BASIC HUNTER ED: FIELD DAY FOR INTERNET COURSE GRADUATES" is scheduled in your area before you take your online training at Field days are not always immediately available because they are taught by unpaid volunteer instructors who schedule the courses when demand is highest and enough people are willing to participate. You should complete this live field day training session within 6 months of having passed the online course.

Find the date and sign up for your field day online at the Digital DNREC site. On the Delaware website, the course type is called: BASIC HUNTER ED: FIELD DAY FOR INTERNET COURSE GRADUATES. At the registration check-in on field day, you must present an original copy of your Field Day Entrance Voucher to the instructor.

Important Note

Before attending the Field Day, ALL students must now fill our and sign a liability waiver, and send it to the Office of Hunter Education. For students under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must sign the waiver and have the signature verified by a notary. The original waiver should be received by the office of hunter education at least 7 days prior to the date of the Field Day.

To meet the Delaware requirements for final Hunter Education Certification and licensing, students must successfully complete BOTH the online course AND the instructor led, field day for internet students . The live field day training sessions are usually scheduled on a Saturday or Sunday from 8 AM till around 1 PM.

What is a "field day training session"?

The mandatory field day for internet students is a five hour live course, specially designed for students who have already taken and passed the basic hunter education course online.

The Field Day is led by volunteer hunter education instructors who will provide the students with "hands on" practical training in the loading, unloading, casing and safe handling of firearms. Live firing exercises will give each student the opportunity to experience shotgun shooting at aerial clay targets. Firearms and ammunition will be provided. Students must have eye and hearing protection to participate.

Field skills involving boats, blinds, tree stands, zones of fire and fences will be taught. Other subjects will include Delaware game laws and regulations, distance estimation and safe behavior in the field. A short progress control test is included. Most field day training takes place out of doors. Students should dress appropriately.