Hunter Safety

Are you interested in taking hunter safety? If so, there will be one session in March-April in Glyndon. The session is put on by Minnesota Certified Firearms Safety instructors. Parents will need to attend the first night of class.

What happens in the classes?

  • The firearms safety class consists of a minimum of 12 hours of classroom and field experience in the safe handling of firearms and hunter responsibility.

  • The field experience allows 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.


  • Youth ages 11 and older can attend a firearms safety certification course and receive their certificate. The Firearms Safety Certificate becomes valid at age 12.

  • DNR Firearms Certification is required of anyone born after December 31, 1979 to purchase a hunting license in Minnesota.

  • Parent needs to be in attendance on first night of class.

  • To learn more on certification requirements, go to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources website (

If you have questions, contact Community Education at 218-477-6805.

Instructors: Jeff Abele, Glyndon (218-329-1806) or Scott Bridwell, Dilworth (701-367-0437). We will ONLY be offering the class in Glyndon this year.