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COVID-19 Hunter Education Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to my modified field day?

All students must bring:

  • A properly fitted face covering (covers nose and mouth)
  • Chair – folding or sports type in which to sit while taking the test
  • A pen
  • An electronic device with connectivity (if testing electronically)

Firearms Students:

  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection

Bowhunting Students:

  • Your bow or crossbow (if you have one)
  • Five field tipped arrows (no broadheads)
What time should I arrive for my field day?

Students should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the field day. Remain in your vehicle until instructed to exit. You may not exit your vehicle unless your face mask is properly in place covering your nose and mouth.

What COVID-19 precautions should I expect at my field day?

All modified field days are held entirely outdoors. Students and instructors are required to wear full face coverings throughout the field day. Social distancing is enforced by the use of cones or other ground markers to keep students and staff separated. Any shared equipment or frequently touched surfaces are disinfected with CDC approved cleaners.

How long are modified field days?

Firearms and bowhunting field days last approximately three hours.

If I am under the age of 18, can I sign my own registration card the day of the field day?

A parent or legal guardian must be present to sign for any students participating in hunter education who are under the age of 18.

Where can I find my certification after completing a field day?

Your certification will reside in your conservation ID profile and print on the bottom of your license. The printed portion is your proof of hunter education and can be reprinted at any time or submitted to other states to purchase their licenses.

How do I register for a modified field day?

Students can register for a modified field day using the online registration system and using your conservation ID. Prerequisites must be complete before registering.

How do I create a conservation ID?

A conservation ID can be created by using the online outdoor licensing system and following the link to “Create an Account.” If you have ever held a Connecticut hunting or fishing license, you already have a conservation ID which can be found on the top of your license.

Why do I need an active email associated with my conservation ID?

Students receive automated confirmation, reminder, and update emails on courses they are registered for. Without an active email, you will miss important messages.

What do I do if I am unable to attend the field day I am registered for?

Cancel your registration to open your seat! To cancel your registration, log into your account using your conservation ID in the online registration system. Select my events and the event you would like to cancel from, finally click the option to cancel your registration.

Why should I register for a waitlist for a modified field day?

Waitlists for field days and other events are automated. When a registered student cancels, the first person on the waitlist receives an email allowing them to confirm their registration. The student will have 12 to 18 hours to respond (as indicated in the email) after which the next waitlisted customer will be offered the open seat. It is very common that multiple people from a waitlist make it into the class.

Why is registration not yet available for a field day I would like to attend?

Courses will appear in the registration system before they open to student registration to allow students to plan ahead. The registration opening date is listed to the right of the course name and address. Mobile device users should view in landscape mode to see registration opening dates.

Are firearms and bowhunting field days the same?

No, firearms field days and bowhunting field days cover different material and are not interchangeable. Prerequisites are also specific to firearms and bowhunting and are not interchangeable.

How should I submit my prerequisites?

Students must submit their prerequisite course certificates to DEEP.huntereducation@ct.gov. Your first and last name and conservation ID must be included in the subject line.

Will I be able to see that I have completed my prerequisites in my conservation ID profile?

No, students will see their final certification once they have completed and passed all components of the modified field day.

What happens if I do not have my prerequisite work completed and submitted before registering for a field day?

Those who register for a field day without completing and submitting the prerequisite work will be disenrolled from the course.

Can I bring my own firearm to a field day?

No, firearms and ammunition are provided to participants. Students are prohibited from bringing firearms and/or ammunition to courses.

Content last updated on March 12, 2021.