The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and your hunter education instructors welcome you to the hunter education program.
Hunter Education is designed to help you enjoy the great outdoors. In this course you will learn about outdoor safety, basic wildlife concepts, and responsible use of the outdoors. Your instructors will help you understand the material in your manuel, but don't be afraid to ask questions if there is something you do not undertand!
Please remember that hunter education instructors are volunteers- they are not paid for their time. Your instuctors have taken time away from their family, their friends, and their work in order to help you become a responsible hunter. Be respectful during class and be sure to give them your complete attention.
Finally, take pride in your new role as a responsible hunter in Washington State. Enjoy the wonders of the outdoors, learn about the habits and habitats of our wildlife species, and always remember to practice the safety rules you learn here in hunter education.
All of us wish you the best of luck in your outdoor career.
Copied with permission from the Washington Hunter Safety Education Manuel.