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Hunter Education Program

1B Camp E-Hun-Tee Place
Exeter, RI 02822
(401)539-0019

In-Person Testing

Testing is only available to those students who have completed Rhode Island’s on-line hunter or on-line bowhunter education course the past 1 year. You must print and present your Certificate of Completion from the on-line course and a picture ID in order to take the in-person exam.

For All Students: There is no additional charge for the in-person exam. Please note that there will be questions on the in-person exam dealing with RI specific laws and regulations that were not covered in the on-line course. In order to prepare for the in-person exam please review the RI Hunting and Trapping Abstract. Specifically, you should focus on topics such as safety requirements, prohibited activities, and equipment rules. There is no need to memorize season dates and bag limits as you can always refer to the abstract during the seasons for this information. Please note that regulations must be checked on a yearly basis as changes occur.

  • For Hunter Education Students: The exam consists of 100 questions; 50 multiple choice and 50 true/false.
  • For Bowhunter Education Students: The exam consists of 50 questions; 30 multiple choice and 20 true/false.
 
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL TESTING DATES

Hunter Education Exams Only:
Sundays from 9 AM to 11 AM
Highland Rod & Gun Club, 66A Plainfield Pike, Foster
Register: John Rudolph, rudolphja@verizon.net

Hunter and Bowhunter Education Exams:
Sundays from 10AM to Noon
Big Bear Hunting and Fishing, 401 Putnam Pike, Harmony
Register: Mike DeGrange 401-263-5568 or mikedegrange@verizon.net

Hunter and Bowhunter Education Exams:
Wednesdays from 10 AM to Noon
RI Fish & Wildlife Education Office, 1B Camp E-Hun-Tee Place, Exeter (directions)
Register: 401-539-0019

Hunter and Bowhunter Education Exams:
By Appointment ONLY
Narragansett Bow Hunters, 1531 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown, RI
Call: Edward Klosowski 401-294-4276

Hunter and Bowhunter Education Exams:
By Appointment ONLY
Tiverton Rod and Gun Club, 1529 Fish Rd, Tiverton, RI
Call: Gene Lavoie (401) 624-1731

Hunter and Bowhunter Education Exams:
By Appointment ONLY
The Ashaway Sportsman's Club, Gun Club Path, Ashaway, RI
Call: Art Silva 401-225-7696

Hunter and Bowhunter Education Exams:
By Appointment ONLY
Manville Sportsmen’s Rod and Gun Club, 250 High St, Manville, RI
Call Rick Blanchard (401)742-0392 or Mike Dennen (401)946-9509

Hunter and Bowhunter Education Exams:
By Appointment ONLY
Riverside Sportsmens Association, 19 Mohawk Dr, East Providence, RI
Call or Text Anna or Jack Peters (401)437-0429

 

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COVID-19 ALERT

RI DEM Division of Fish & Wildlife offers a variety of public programming through the Hunter Safety Education, Aquatic Resource Education and Wildlife Outreach programs. Programs include hunter and bowhunter safety courses, safe and responsible fishing training, teacher training, and environmental education opportunities for Rhode Islanders of all ages. As Rhode Island begins Phase 3 of the COVID-19 reopening plan, the DEM Division of Fish and Wildlife will begin offering these educational opportunities to the public.

View DFW Outdoor Education COVID-19 Control Plans

Contact
Wildlife Management
Great Swamp Headquarters
277 Great Neck Rd., West Kingston 02892
Phone: (401) 789-0281
DEM.DFW@dem.ri.gov

Hunter Education - Fish and Wildlife Education Office
1B Camp E-Hun-Tee Place, Exeter 02822
Phone: (401) 539-0019


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