The Saskatchewan Hunter Education program is standard across the province and available to everyone!
SAFE is contracted by the Government of Saskatchewan to deliver the Saskatchewan Hunter Education Program in the Province.
This course is mandatory for anyone born after January 1, 1971 and should be taken by all first time hunters. Successful completion will meet requirements to purchase a hunting licence or write the trappers exam.
11 years old is the minimum age to take this course.
Anyone requiring a federal firearms licence (PAL) will also require the Canadian Firearm Safety course or test. As of 2003 SAFE no longer delivers this course, although most instructors retained their certification and still include it in their Hunter Education course for an additional fee.
Check with your instructor upon registering.
If you have any questions regarding the federal firearms licences, contact the Canadian Firearms Center at 1-800-731-4000 for more information.
Home Study and Electronic Based Training are done on the students own time schedule. Once complete, the student arranges to meet with the instructor for testing. Materials can be obtained upon payment to the SAFE Office.
All courses taught in the province of Saskatchewan are done by volunteers dedicated to promoting the hunting and shooting sports.
There are three course options available.
- $50.00 – Attend a regular scheduled course in your community ($30.00 is paid to SAFE and the additional $20.00 is paid to the Instructor at the time of the final exam)
- $70.00 – Complete the course through Home Study (Workbook) ($50.00 is paid to SAFE and the additional $20.00 is paid to the Instructor at the time of the final exam)
- $50.00 – Complete the course through Electronic Based Training (Get Started) ($30.00 is paid to SAFE and the additional $20.00 is paid to the Instructor at the time of the final exam)
If you fail the in-person Final Written Exam for the Online Program or the Home Study with your instructor, you will be required to take the SK Hunter Education Course over again in the Classroom Format. If you failed the Classroom Format, you are not eligible to take the Online Program, or the Home Study, you must take the Classroom Format over again. If you have any questions, please contact the SAFE office at (306) 352-6730.