Hunter Education Class Formation
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers free in-person hunter safety classes. Any student under the age of 13 must have an adult over the age of 21 accompanying them during all sessions. Course covers hunter responsibility, firearms and ammunition, firearm handling and safety, marksmanship and shooting fundamentals, wildlife management principles, bowhunting, muzzleloader hunting, tree safety, legal requirements state and more. At the local level, sessions will be held in Cold Deer Hunting and Fishing ClubMountaindale, from 6 to 9 pm on September 5, 7, 12 and 14; Mount Airy IWLAMount Airy, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on September 7, 9, and 12, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 10; McClellan’s Rod and Gun Club in Keedysville, from 6 to 9 pm on September 12, 13 and 14; Thurmont Sportsman Conservation ClubThurmont, from 6 to 9 pm on September 21, 22 and 23, and from 8 am to noon on September 24; Frederick County IWLA, Frederick, from 6:30 to 10 pm on September 22 and 23, and from 7:15 am to 3 pm on September 24; Y Cold Deer Hunting and Fishing Club in Mountaindale, from 6 to 9 pm on September 26, 28, October 3 and 5. To register and learn more, visit dnr.maryland.gov.