Hunter Education course

Basic Course Information

Safety Services Nova Scotia is proud to offer the Hunter Education course in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Natural Resources.

  • Cost: $30 + HST where applicable

  • Duration: Approximately 6 Hours

To register, individuals must be 12 years of age or older. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be provided with necessary the documents to apply for their Wildlife Resources Card. Once obtained, a Wildlife Resources Card allows the holder the privilege to purchase a Nova Scotia hunting licence.

View The Schedule & Register

To view the schedule for upcoming courses in your area, click below to be taken to the official Nova Scotia online registration website.

** The online registration system is offline. Please call our office to register**
Payment of $30 + HST (34.50) will be required at time of registration by credit card
Dates will be added as they become available

15/09/2019 Colchester County Debert Legion Br 106 2019020
21/09/2019 Antigonish County Antigonish Lions Hall 2019013
28/09/2019 Cumberland County Springhill Ground Search and Rescue 2019007
29/09/2019 Halifax County Safety Services Nova Scotia 2019024
05/10/2019 Kings County Annapolis Sports Shooting Club 2019017
05/10/2019 Cumberland County Oxford Legion Br 36 2019019
19/10/2019 Cumberland County Springhill Ground Search and Rescue 2019008
19/10/2019 Guysborough County Stillwater Community Center 2019002
20/10/2019 Queens County Hollow Log Gun Club 2019030
27/10/2019 Haifax County Safety Services Nova Scotia 2019027
24/11/2019 Haifax County Safety Services Nova Scotia 2019028
22/12/2019 Haifax County Safety Services Nova Scotia 2019029

** Seats are limited. **

Contact our office at (902) 406-9534 to register!

To register by Email select the button below and fill out all of the information.
NOTE! The registration fee is $30 + HST (34.50) and is nonrefundable.

What You'll Need

  • Lunch or Snacks: There are no snacks or meals provided.

  • Pen & Paper: You will be responsible for your own writing materials and taking your own notes.

Course Materials

The Student Handbook for the Hunter Education Safety Course is available by clicking below.

*** A manual will be supplied to you at no charge at course ***


Students must achieve a mark of 80% or more on the written examination in order to successfully complete this course. By the end of the course, successful students will be knowledgeable in ecology and wildlife management concepts, ethics and responsible hunting practices, hunting laws and regulations, hunter survival skills and techniques, as well as being familiar with the equipment required by law to hunt in Nova Scotia.