Hunter Education Program

The Lawrence Police Department supports the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education Program which is sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #2. All persons born after July 1, 1957 are required to pass a Hunter Education Program to hunt. Additionally, parents and siblings who may not be interested in hunting, but who live in a home where firearms are stored, are encouraged to attend. Kansas Hunter Education Certification is reciprocal with all 50 states in the United States. There is no fee for the class.

Effective January 1, 2005, a minimum age requirement for the Hunter Education Program was established at 11 years of age. However, other changes in the law make it possible for children under 11 to hunt under certain conditions. Persons with questions should consult the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks website for guidance on hunting regulations.

The Douglas County Area Coordinator for the Hunter Education Program is Sergeant Max Miller of the Lawrence Police Department.  He may be reached at (785) 832-7515.  Hunter Education courses are supported by the Fraternal Order of Police Lawrence Lodge #2, the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, and The National Wild Turkey Federation. There are usually two classes offered each year: one in the fall and one in the spring. Exact dates will be posted each year approximately six weeks before classes begin.

To sign up for a course, visit Safehunters.com.  Click on the link for Douglas County (this will only be possible when a course is open for enrollment) and fill out the required registration information for each participant.  Parents wishing to attend the course with their child, but who already have their Hunter Education certificate, are welcome to attend but should not enroll as students.

Pre-registration is required due to limited class size.  When class dates are established, they will be posted in the Lawrence Journal World and announced on 1320 KLWN.

Individuals requiring more information may go to the Kansas Wildlife and Parks website at kdwp.state.ks.us

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