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Hunter Education Field Day Class

April 15, 2023

All first-time hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1960 are required to take and pass a hunter safety course. You will not be able to purchase a base license (other than an apprentice license) unless you can prove successful completion of a hunter safety course. More information on the DNR's Hunter Safety Certificate can be found here.

Hunter education courses teach new hunters responsibility, ethics, firearm safety, wildlife conservation and wildlife identification, game care, survival, and first aid. Michigan Tech will be offering a Field Day Class at the Student Development Complex on Saturday, April 15. This is a Home Study Hunter Education Field Day. Participants are required to read the material and complete the worksheets before the field day. An email will be sent to the students when the books arrive so they can pick them up. Class size is limited.


Email Keith Machiela, Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor Coordinator at


SDC Classroom 237, Multipurpose Room, Shooting Range

Special Requirements

  • Pre-registration for the Michigan Tech field portion of the class is required.
  • Minimum age 10 years old
  • Bring a sack lunch and a pencil
  • Participants under 18 will need to have parent/guardian present to sign forms in the first classroom session.


Time Location Description
9:00-10:00am SDC Classroom 237 Check-in, student forms, law review
10:00am-12:00pm Outside (weather permitting)
or Range
Gun handling (zones of fire, loading/unloading, in/out of a vehicle, crossing barriers),
tree stand safety, survivor demo
12:00-1:00pm SDC Classroom 237 Lunch, videos
1:00-4:00pm Range Archery, firearms
4:00-5:00pm SDC Classroom 237 Testing, award certificates


$10/person (cash or check payable to MTU) at check-in

Register Now

Registration closes April 10, 11:59pm EST. 

About the Instructors

Jeff Stroud

Jeff Stroud, educational consultant, started 906 Tactical in August 2008. Jeff is the MTU Range Master as well as a member of the National Rifle Association of America, I.C.E. trainer, US Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO), MCOLES authorized trainer, Next Level Training, National Organization of Gun Rights, International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), US Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), Counter Ambush Training instructor, member of the RUDY Project National Shooting Team, and an International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) member.


Keith Machiela, Certified Hunter Safety Education Instructor

Keith Machiela
Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor Coordinator