This MN DNR certified program is open to youth ages 11 and older. Students must attend all firearms safety classes and field day instruction to receive their certificate. Firearm safety classes and the field day experience allow students to learn and demonstrate commonly accepted principles of safety in hunting and the handling of firearms. It includes live fire on a rifle range. (The Firearms Safety Certificate becomes valid at age 12.)
DNR Firearm Certification is required of anyone born after December 31, 1979, to purchase a hunting license in Minnesota. Students must be born before Nov. 10, 2007, because you must be 12 years old before the last day of the hunting season.
Student must be 12 years old before the last day of the Fall Deer Hunting Season.
*Parent is requested to stay the first night of class for about 15 minutes.