Hunter Education Instructor



The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking knowledgeable and experienced individuals to teach both basic and advanced hunter education training programs.  As a volunteer hunter education instructor, you’ll be teaching students with an easy-to-use, standardized curriculum for which all teaching aids and materials are provided.  Courses average six hours for a classroom format and eight hours for a skills station format.  Volunteer instructors should have the ability to give 12 to 16 hours each year.  Annual instructor training events and the opportunity to teach advanced classes, such as Successful Bowhunting and Successful Furtaking are also available.

Since 1959, Pennsylvania has conducted hunter education courses.  The results of more than five decades of training have been exceptional. With nearly 2 million students certified to date, statistics show hunting fatalities and injuries from firearms have declined by more than 80 percent.  Hunter education is working and working well.


As an instructor, you’ll enjoy:

  • Sharing your love of the outdoors with the next generation,
  • Serving your community and club in Delaware County
  • Promoting safe and responsible hunting and furtaking
  • Making new friends and hunting companions
  • Exposure to new experiences
  • Advanced training opportunities
  • Discount offers from industry leaders in hunting equipment
  • Complementary magazine subscriptions
  • Enhanced instructional and communication skills


Hunter Education Instructors must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. 

Request a volunteer instructor application packet online ( or by calling the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Hunter-Trapper Education Division at (717) 787-7015.  An informative meeting will be held at the Delaware County Field & Stream Association (713 Creek Road, Brookhaven, PA) on February 26 at 1100.