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Become a Volunteer Hunter Ed Instructor

The Hunter Education Program would like to encourage Mississippi outdoor enthusiast who want to pass on the passion and heritage of hunting, fishing, or just enjoying the great outdoors to become a Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor.

Instructor Certification

Many hunter education courses across the State of Mississippi are taught by volunteers, who are the "backbone" of the program. Being a Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor takes time and dedication, but it provides many personal rewards.

Please read the following steps for becoming a volunteer carefully. If you have any question, please contact your Regional Hunter Education Coordinator listed below.

Step 1-prerequisites.  All applicants must meet the following requirements.

  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Must have successfully completed the basic student Mississippi Hunter Education Course.
  • Must pass a thorough background investigation.
  • Must teach one Hunter Education class per year, once certified.

Step 2- Application. If the applicants met the prerequisites, they may then complete an instructor application.  Download the application. Once the application is complete, send it to your Regional Coordinator listed below.

Once the coordinator has received your application

  • It will be reviewed for accuracy
  • A background check will be performed.
    * Background checks could take up to one week
  • You will be contacted by your coordinator once the background check is completed.

Step 3 - Instructor Workshops. Instructors must attend an instructor workshop. 

North and Central Regions

Northwest and Central West Alan Mumbower: (601) 941-1317 or alanm@mdwfp.state.ms.us

Northeast and Central East Karri Fulton: (601) 432-2172

South Region  

Steve Parham: (601) 520-1692 

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