Alaska Muzzleloader Education Course

All ADF&G certification classes are suspended through February 2021. The Department will re-evaluate the situation in January 2021 and make decisions about rescheduling and future classes based on the COVID-19 situation at that time. If you have questions about completing your certification course, please contact the HIT Program staff in your area.

Hunter with dead musk ox

The muzzleloader education course provides "hands-on" instruction on:

  • safe handling of black powder and black powder substitutes
  • muzzleloaders at the range and in the field

This course is required of all hunters wanting to hunt in a "Muzzleloader Only" area or who want to apply for any "Muzzleloader Only" permit hunt.

The muzzleloader education course also covers firearms safety, wildlife conservation, being a responsible/ethical hunter, shot placement, and ballistic information on hunting with a muzzleloader. Muzzleloader education classes are taught by dedicated volunteer instructors who commit valuable time and expertise.

ALASKA MUZZLELOADER EDUCATION COURSE OPTIONS:

There are two ways to take an Alaska muzzleloader education course:

  1. Instructor-led course: 2 parts — workbook home study, 8 hour field day
  2. Online course + field day: 2 parts — online study and test — 4 hour field day.

NOTE: YOU MAY NOT MIX AND MATCH INSTRUCTOR-LED COURSES WITH ONLINE COURSES. THEY ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE.

For more information, contact HIT Program staff.