Hunter education instruction training coming up

A training academy for individuals interested in becoming hunter education instructors will be offered on April 1 and 2 according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Training will be held at the Spring Valley Range is located just south of Xenia at 3450 Houston Rd., Waynesville, OH 45068 .There is no cost to participate in the hunter education instructor academy, but all participants are required to complete a background check prior to the start of the academy so registration must be submitted at least a month in advance. Those interested in attending must register by calling 1-800-WILDLIFE.

Participants must attend both days of training, be at least 18 years of age and have successfully completed a hunter education course. Ohio currently has 1,700 volunteer instructors who train thousands of hunters each year to be safe and responsible in the field.

For more information on becoming a hunter education instructor visit the hunter education pages at

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at