2017 Northwest PA Hunter-Trapper Education Courses Schedule

Richard Cramer, Director of the Pennsylvania Game Commission Northwest Division has released the schedule for the 2017 Basic Hunter-Trapper Education (HTE) Courses. All new hunters regardless of their age must pass one of the HTE courses or the equivalent from another state before they can purchase a hunting or trapping license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Registrants as young as 11 years old can sign up for a course online at the PA Game Commission’s website ; you must be registered to attend a course and there is no fee. PA Basic HTE Courses are taught by dedicated teams of volunteers and last about six hours and can be spread out over the course of two days.

This year online HTE Courses  are also available. They cost $19.50 to participate in and registrants must be at least 16 years of age to register for one. Passing the online course gives you the same qualifications as one of the live face to face courses.

The June schedule for the safety courses is as follows:

Saturday June 3, 2017
Pymatuning Sportsman Club, Linesville, Pa. from 8am to 3pm
Cochranton Sportsman’s Club, Cochranton, Pa. from 9am to 4pm
Oil City Izaak Walton League, Oil City, Pa. from 9am to 4pm
Clinton Irwin Sportsmen’s Club, Harrisville, Pa.from 9am to 4pm

Monday June 5 – Tuesday June 6, 2017

Summit Township Sportsman Club, Butler, Pa. from 6pm to 9pm

Saturday June 10, 2017

Mars Rod and Gun Club, Mars, Pa. from 9am to 4:30pm
Gem City Outdoorsmen Club, Fairview, Pa. from 9am to 4:30pm
Sandycreek Conservancy, Franklin, Pa. from 9am to 4pm

Wednesday June 15 – Thursday June 17, 2017
Ellwood-Wampum Rod & Gun Club, Wampum, Pa. from 6pm to 9:30pm

Saturday June 17, 2017
Limestone Firehall, Clarion, Pa. from 8am to 4pm
Big Run Firehall, Big Run, Pa. from 8:30am to 4pm
Black Ash Sportsman Club, Guys Mills, Pa. from 9am to 4pm

Thursday June 22 – Friday June 23, 2017
Presque Isle Field Archers, Waterford, Pa. from 6:30pm to 10pm

Saturday June 24, 2017
Harthegig Conservation Club, Fredonia, Pa. from 8am to 3pm
Slippery Rock Sportsman’s Club, Slippery Rock, Pa. from 8am to 3pm
Keystone Gun Club, Erie, Pa.from 8:30am to 4pm
Heritage House, Brookville, Pa. from 9am to 4pm