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Title: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: 2aHawaii on August 07, 2009, 07:41:16 PM
This is the information for the Hawaii Hunter Education class put on the the Department of Land and Natural Resources.  After completing this class, you can get your hunting license and apply for pistol purchase permit.  I strongly suggest anyone that uses this course to get their pistol purchase permit to take a NRA sponsored firearms safety course and get some practice time in first.  Saftey is the number one thing when operating firearms.

Hawaii Basic Hunter Education Course

For more information please contact us:
Hawaii Hunter Education Program
1130 N. Nimitz Highway, A-212
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817-4580
(808) 587-0200 voice
(808) 587-0205 fax

Neighbor Islands Registration
(800) 353-4868

email: hawaiihuntered@hawaii.gov

The schedule of classes can be found here:
http://hawaii.gov/dlnr/huntered/info/classes (http://hawaii.gov/dlnr/huntered/info/classes)
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: redryderbb on September 10, 2012, 11:54:52 PM
Hello everyone!  I was wondering about the Hunter Ed Classes (Oahu), some months have 2 days of class and other months have 3 days of class offered.  What is the difference? I know that the 2 days of classes has longer hours than the 3 days of classes, but are they going to cover pretty much every material between the 2 days and 3 days classes?
Also on the website provided above, it states: Students must complete all three (3) nights to get certified.  Is that certified to get a hunting license?  So if I attend a month with 2 days of class, do I have to attend another 1 day class?
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: 2aHawaii on September 11, 2012, 04:41:49 AM
The three class thing is new to me, but the way it looks on the site, I'd assume that you just attend whatever classes are scheduled for that grouping and you are good to go. Well, if you pass the test that is.

So two day class, just needs two days. Three day class needs three days. You can always call to confirm, too.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: Bigkahuna808 on September 11, 2012, 09:11:34 PM
I took mine over 10 years ago.  It was. 2 days.  Friday evening and all day sat.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: hnl.flyboy on September 11, 2012, 11:19:22 PM
I took mine over 10 years ago.  It was. 2 days.  Friday evening and all day sat.

I took mine a month ago, and it was still the same...
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: redryderbb on September 12, 2012, 12:49:16 AM
Thanks for the responses! :shaka:
I'd rather choose and attend the 2 days of class even though it is longer hours.  Attend the 2 classes, pass the test then all pau   :thumbsup:
I just got to get on the list for 2 days of class since it seems to be all booked.  Maybe I'll just go there early and stand in line to be considered as a stand-by participant  :) 
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: 2aHawaii on September 12, 2012, 04:31:17 AM
Thanks for the responses! :shaka:
I'd rather choose and attend the 2 days of class even though it is longer hours.  Attend the 2 classes, pass the test then all pau   :thumbsup:
I just got to get on the list for 2 days of class since it seems to be all booked.  Maybe I'll just go there early and stand in line to be considered as a stand-by participant  :) 

Oh, make sure if you are going stand-by, that you get on the list. There should be a sign-up paper around or in the office.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: GreenStomper on September 12, 2012, 08:08:33 AM
Get there early if you go stand-by. I was there and hour and a half early and was towards the end of the list. From what was said, the class is always packed.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: redryderbb on September 13, 2012, 10:08:53 PM
Oh, make sure if you are going stand-by, that you get on the list. There should be a sign-up paper around or in the office.
Get there early if you go stand-by. I was there and hour and a half early and was towards the end of the list. From what was said, the class is always packed.
Big Mahalos for the heads up guys.  I'll try to get there maybe at least 2 hours early, sign-up and get in line for the stand-bys.  Tomorrow's class (Friday) won't be too bad since the class starts at 5:45pm.  But on Saturday the class starts at 7:45am, and I will have to be there by 5:45am. I'll probably be still be half awake  :sleeping: ;)
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: GreenStomper on September 14, 2012, 10:12:55 AM
No need to show up two hours early on the second day. Stand by is only for the first day. Once you are signed up, your in.
Make sure you take notes when they say "you need to know this" or "it just might be on the test".
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: Gorilla25 on January 12, 2013, 09:27:28 AM
Any one know how/where I can get another hunters education class card? I misplaced my card and would like a replacement. Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: bass monkey on January 12, 2013, 09:28:20 AM
You should be able to contact them and have them print out another certification.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: Gorilla25 on January 12, 2013, 09:42:32 AM
just noticed the email at the top. Thanks
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: HNL03 on January 12, 2013, 11:02:50 AM
Nimitz business center where eagle cafe is. 2nd floor, when you drive up the ramp they are right there on the right. I went there for the same thing 2weeks ago. I think it costs around $5 dollars.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: hnl.flyboy on January 12, 2013, 03:23:13 PM
Nimitz business center where eagle cafe is. 2nd floor, when you drive up the ramp they are right there on the right. I went there for the same thing 2weeks ago. I think it costs around $5 dollars.

They charge for the course now??

Or do you mean for parking?
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: bass monkey on January 12, 2013, 03:26:42 PM
I believe he is talking to the guy asking about getting a another copy, it costs $5, cause the guy is the one that bumped up this thread.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: HNL03 on January 12, 2013, 03:30:27 PM
They charge for the course now??

Or do you mean for parking?
Nope that is for a copy of the certificate and card
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: Gorilla25 on January 13, 2013, 07:08:20 AM
Thanks! and sorry for the confusion when I bumped the thread  :-\
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: hnl.flyboy on January 13, 2013, 06:59:36 PM
Thanks! and sorry for the confusion when I bumped the thread  :-\

No, no...my fault for the confusion.  I misread the posts.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: axis on March 20, 2013, 06:18:07 PM
Does anyone know what the minimum hunting age is in Hawaii? i've heard everything from 10 years to 15 years old. my son is 11 and if that is old enough i would like to get the ball rolling.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: digital808 on April 06, 2013, 06:53:48 PM
Does anyone know what the minimum hunting age is in Hawaii? i've heard everything from 10 years to 15 years old. my son is 11 and if that is old enough i would like to get the ball rolling.

My son is 10 now and we both took the course and passed today!  I also took the handgun safety course first but I figure I might as well take the Hunters Ed course too!  The min age for kids is 10yrs old for Hunters Ed!
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: Jl808 on September 27, 2013, 10:28:16 PM
I got lucky and was able to get in as a stand-by for the always-fully-booked classes offered by DLNR this week.

I can't say enough good things about DLNR's Hunter's Education program and highly recommend it.  I went in expecting to just get a hunters license and came away with a deep appreciation for animal habitat and wildlife conservation work in Hawaii by hunters and folks in the DLNR.

I encourage those here who are into firearms to check out the Hunters Ed program.

To get a standby seat, go at 2:00 or 2:30 pm of the first day of a booked class and wait till 4:30pm to get on the standby list. If enough people don't show up, you will be able to get in as long as here are seats available in the classroom.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: Kanakamaoli23 on September 28, 2013, 01:33:03 PM
I got lucky and was able to get in as a stand-by for the always-fully-booked classes offered by DLNR this week.

I can't say enough good things about DLNR's Hunter's Education program and highly recommend it.  I went in expecting to just get a hunters license and came away with a deep appreciation for animal habitat and wildlife conservation work in Hawaii by hunters and folks in the DLNR.

I encourage those here who are into firearms to check out the Hunters Ed program.

To get a standby seat, go at 2:00 or 2:30 pm of the first day of a booked class and wait till 4:30pm to get on the standby list. If enough people don't show up, you will be able to get in as long as here are seats available in the classroom.

This.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: stangzilla on October 01, 2013, 05:47:39 PM
registered for december class.   :geekdanc:
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: redryderbb on October 02, 2013, 08:24:27 PM
If you can go earlier and can't wait until December, just go there early on the first class being held and stand in line for stand-by.  If you get into the class on stand-by make sure to cancel your December registration for others to attend. :shaka:   
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: stangzilla on October 03, 2013, 07:24:22 AM
If you can go earlier and can't wait until December, just go there early on the first class being held and stand in line for stand-by.  If you get into the class on stand-by make sure to cancel your December registration for others to attend. :shaka:

thanks for the info.   :shaka:
but I'll probably end up waiting till december.
I'm usually working on the days of the class,
but december I'm taking the day off to go to the class.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: Jl808 on October 03, 2013, 07:58:04 AM
registered for december class.   :geekdanc:

Nice!  Congrats!  You'll have a great time!
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: stangzilla on October 03, 2013, 03:57:48 PM
Nice!  Congrats!  You'll have a great time!

thanks
I want to get into some pig hunting by next year.   ;D
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: digital808 on December 02, 2013, 07:42:41 PM
Don't forget to pay attention....there's a test at the end of the course!  If my 10yr old son can pass the test....there's no excuse for us adults to pass LMAO!
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: stangzilla on December 03, 2013, 07:58:50 AM
Don't forget to pay attention....there's a test at the end of the course!  If my 10yr old son can pass the test....there's no excuse for us adults to pass LMAO!

 :shaka:
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: paulb3 on December 03, 2013, 09:07:50 AM
Min age is 10 to take the test.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: hnl.flyboy on December 04, 2013, 12:41:56 AM
Someone told me this no longer counts for handgun permit to acquire.  Is this true?
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: s15project on December 04, 2013, 07:32:37 AM
Someone told me this no longer counts for handgun permit to acquire.  Is this true?

Was still good on 11/27.  I was registering a lower while someone else was applying for a permit for a pistol with their hunter's ed card.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: aieahound on December 04, 2013, 09:20:56 AM
That might have been me.
Yeah they still accept it as of last Wednesday.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: K30l4 on December 04, 2013, 02:11:27 PM
Someone told me this no longer counts for handgun permit to acquire.  Is this true?

Any updates to this?
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: stangzilla on December 18, 2013, 09:00:53 AM
Any updates to this?

at the class this past weekend, it still counts.


they took all the standbys.
looked to be at least 20-30 people standby. 
class was crowded.
but I learned some things.
good class overall.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: Jl808 on December 18, 2013, 09:58:15 AM
Congrats on getting your hunter's badge, stangzilla.

For gun guys that took a handgun safety class:  the Hunter's Education classes is really a different animal (pun intended).  It covers a whole slew of topics not covered in the handgun safety class and is highly recommended!





Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: kkt on December 20, 2013, 02:04:32 PM
Someone told me this no longer counts for handgun permit to acquire.  Is this true?

Just applied for a permit with my card, still accepting as of 12/19/13.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: zippz on June 22, 2016, 01:12:35 PM
I attended the Nimitz class lastnight and there were 25 registered and 25 standby's waiting in line.  There were 50 seats so everyone was able to attend.  There were a lot of small children taking the class and there were about 20% women in the class.  Instructors were good and entertaining.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: Jl808 on June 22, 2016, 01:26:08 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: zippz on June 23, 2016, 09:58:29 PM
I finished the DLNR Hunters Education course at Nimitz. It was an interesting class learning about conservation, types of animals, methods of hunting, and hunting rules.  Class is also good if you go on hikes and like nature. They don't talk much about firearms so I wouldn't recommend taking the class to buy handguns unless you're already very experienced with them.  I highly recommend this course to anyone, to include experienced shooters, non-shooters, and children whether or not you're into hunting.

Next class is July 29/30 at Nimitz for standby status. There are classes on each island. Classes are free.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: drck1000 on June 24, 2016, 02:54:18 PM
I took the class back in December 2015.  I agree that it was pretty entertaining.  Learned a lot about conservation, how purchase of guns, ammo, etc go toward funding conservation.  The class got me really interested in bow hunting! 

They sort of gloss over firearm handling.  Not really sure how that experience qualifies as meeting the requirements stated in the regs, other than that the badge/certificate is stated as acceptable. 

They instructors are really fun and you can tell that they enjoy what they do, both with the hunters ed class as well as hunting, conservation, etc.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: Eric808 on July 22, 2016, 06:24:04 PM
Took the Hunters Ed on June 21st-23rd.  The instructors were awesome, informative, and made the learning experience enjoyable.  They all added their own experiences that brought the educational material into real world context, which made it easier to understand and remember.  I was worried about passing the ? of knowledge, but did ok.  They said that it would take a few weeks to get your certificate, but we lucked out and I received my the following Friday and purchased my Hunting License on Saturday.

I had to register for the class two month in advance and the class fill up quickly.  But the instructors are very accommodating and took all the stand-by, every seat was filled. :thumbsup:  So if you were not able to register for the class, you should do the standby.

The class is held late in the day, starts at 6pm, sign in at 5:30, we were able to park in any of the stall on the upper deck.
Title: Re: Hawaii Hunter Education Classes
Post by: zippz on September 09, 2016, 08:58:59 AM
There is a new Hybrid Hunters Education course offered. You take an online course (and pay $19.50) then take a 1 day class (4 hours) instead of the 2 or 3 day class.

http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/blog/2016/09/06/nr16-187/