Hunter's Ed Class for Veterans


I was wondering if I still have to take the Hunter's Ed class if I am a military veteran? I ask because I am originally from Illinois and was a hunter and was exempt from any hunters' safety or education classes.


Military veterans are required to have Hunter Education to buy a hunting license if they were born on or after January 1, 1975 and they have not held a hunting license from Idaho or another state. The Hunter Education course includes the following subject areas.

  • Firearm handling and safety
  • Hunting laws and ethics
  • Responsibilities toward landowners
  • Hunting skills such as game care, survival skills and first aid
  • Responsibilities toward landowners
  • Wildlife Identification, management and conservation

Students are evaluated on their class participation, examination score, field exercise participation and demonstration of safety during the entire course especially on the field exercise.