Hunter Education / Outdoor Safety

 The AVFGA 2021 Hunter Education Course

 Due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Androscoggin Fish and Game Association's Hunter Ed Team, in cooperation with the NH Fish and Game in-session class is being planned for September 11,2021. Updates will follow as more information becomes available.

This course can also be completed online, with scheduled field days.

Once students pass the online exam, they will receive a voucher with a link to register for their field day. The cost of the online exam is $29.00 which is paid only upon passing. Masks and other personal protective equipment will be provided as needed at the field days, and class sizes will be limited to ensure the safety of participants.

 Please Note: Field days are available only for New Hampshire residents age 15 and older.

 Anyone unable to attend a field day for the 2021 fall hunting seasons should consider the apprentice hunting license. Individuals who purchase an apprentice license can hunt with a fully licensed hunter age 18 or older without taking hunter education first. The apprentice license is a one-time purchase opportunity.


Since 1962 (AVFGA'S inception of the Hunter-Education Program) a total of  4,161 students have successfully completed Hunter Education in Berlin.

In 1989 the Androscoggin Valley Fish & Game Association with the guidance of the NH Fish & Game Department, formed its own all volunteer "Hunter Education Team". From that point 2,002 students have been certified through the efforts and dedication of the AVF&GA "Hunter-Ed Team". As chief instructor I would like to thank each and every Instructor and all support staff who were involved with our September 2018 class. They are the reason for the program's continued success!

It is an Honor to be associated with such professional, knowledgeable, and giving "Special People" for without these devoted "Team Members" there simply would not be a Hunter Education Program in existence in the Berlin area. Be Safe...Get Certified!!!

Team Members Listed alphabetically:

 Raymond Cotnoir ~ Ron Croteau ~Robert Demers ~ Steven Fournier  ~ Tim Hayes ~ Paul Lafleur ~ Eddy L'Heureux ~ Claude Martin ~ Paul Partenope ~ Bob Pelchat ~ Cheryl & Roland Pinette ~ Mike Riendeau ~ Leo Robichaud ~ Michael Turgeon ~ Roland Turgeon 

 An added word of thanks to the following...

 White Mountains Community College Staff, the Berlin Police Department and from the NH Fish & Game Department...C.O. Glen Lucas and C.O.Jim Cyrs

While enjoying our time in the field with friends & family, please lead by example and put into practice this one simple yet profound truth....

 "There's never a Wrong Time...To do the Right Thing!"

Questions, Comments, or Concerns? Please contact:

 Eddy L'Heureux Chief Instructor

HunterEd Committee Chairperson