WCSX Hunter’s Guide

Do you need a Hunter Safety Certificate in Michigan?

In the state of Michigan, hunters born on or after January 1, 1960, are required to successfully complete an approved hunter education course. So, Do you need a Hunter Safety Certificate in Michigan? If so, keep reading.

If so, Courses may be taken in person or online, but all students are required to attend a Field Day.



Minimum Age

There is no minimum age to take the hunter education course, but students 10 and under shall be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or other adult approved by parent or legal guardian.

Hunter Education Course Cost

Traditional course (includes Field Day)
As of 2021, the maximum cost to take the traditional Michigan Hunter’s Safety course is $10 and includes the required field day.

Online Course (Field Day extra)
As of 2021, the cost to take the Michigan online Hunter’s Safety Course is $28.95. The cost for the required Field Day component is a maximum of $10.

Out-of-state hunters

Out-of-state residents can purchase a Michigan hunting license as long as they have a valid hunter education safety certificate from another state.

Lost Certificates

If you lost or damaged your safety certificate, you may order a replacement by visiting the Michigan DNR online license system: Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses

Ready for Deer Season? Visit the CSX Hunter’s Guide for more activities and information.


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