Pennsylvania Game Commission Hunter-Trapper Education Courses Available in the Region, says Hess
HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Game Commission has scheduled basic Hunter-Trapper Education (HTE) courses in the region in October and November, Rep. Dick Hess (R-Bedford/Fulton/Huntingdon) said today.

“We are getting into the prime time of the year for hunters and the Game Commission courses are not only mandatory, but they provide an outstanding education in safety and techniques,” said Hess. “Our region provides some of the best hunting opportunities in all of Pennsylvania and the course is vital to continuing to keep hunting as a safe and enjoyable outdoor sport.”

Upcoming courses in the region are as follows: 

        • Friday, Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m. at Bald Eagle Sportsmen Association, Sportsmen Club 
          Road, Tyrone. 
        • Friday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. at Camp Kanesatake, Huntingdon Furnace Road, Warriors 
        • Thursday, Nov. 3, 6 p.m. at Henrietta Sportsmen Club, 1448 Henrietta Road, 
        • Thursday, Nov. 17, at Loop Sportsmen Association, 213 Quiet Hollow Road, 

To register for a course, visit the Game Commission website at and click on the “Hunter Education Classes” icon in the center of the homepage, and then clicking on “Hunter-Trapper Education.”

“There are literally thousands of volunteers who dedicate their time to teach these great courses, which are provided for no fee to our hunters,” said Hess. “This is also a good way to start our young hunters out with the right training and background.”

Hess said successful completion of a basic Pennsylvania HTE class, or another state’s equivalent course, is required by state law to obtain a first-time hunting or fur taker license, regardless of age.

State Representative Dick Hess

78th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Raymond Smith                 

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