Seminars & Activities

Firearms Hunter Safety Course - August 2019

Wednesday, August 7 & Saturday, August 17, 2019

Kittery Trading Post is pleased to offer our Maine Hunter Safety (Firearms) Course free to the general public. By Maine state law, individuals must complete a hunter education course prior to buying a basic hunting (firearms) license, or be able to show a previously issued license of the same type. If you would like to refresh your knowledge of safe and responsible hunting, then taking a hunter education course is a great idea.

PART 1: Wednesday, August 7, 5pm–8pm
PART 2: Saturday, August 17, 9:30am–4:30pm

Kittery Trading Post Katahdin Seminar Room

THIS IS A HOME STUDY COURSE. HOME STUDY REQUIRES ATTENDANCE AT BOTH SESSIONS AS WELL AS STUDY AT HOME.

Course covers the following topics:

  • Proper Firearms Handling (rifle & shotgun)
  • Survival / First Aid
  • Hunter Responsibility
  • Map and Compass
  • Landowner Relations.

This Home Study Course consists of about 9 hours of classroom instruction broken up into a 3 hour introduction followed by one day of classroom and activities. Students are required to complete a workbook which complements the student manual. Students must demonstrate to the instructor that they can safely handle a firearm, participate in activities, bring in a survival kit with appropriate contents and pass a 50 question test with a grade of at least 70%. After passing the exam you will receive your Hunter Education Firearms Card. Students must be present both days to complete the course.


The Firearms Hunter Safety Course at Kittery Trading Post is limited to 40 people. To register, please sign up in person at the Customer Service Counter. Students must be at least 10 years old.  Students 14 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent during this course. For more information please email seminars@ktp.com or call 1-888-KTP-MAINE.

For more information on Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Hunter Education, visit http://www.state.me.us/ifw/education/safety/


In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, a notice will be posted on ktpevents.com and our facebook page. You may also call Kittery Trading Post at 888-587-6246.