The West Virginia Practical (hands-on) and Written Test

In order to complete the West Virginia hunter education requirements, you must pass both the online and Practical (hands-on) and Written Test portions of the hunter education course.

Important Practical (hands-on) and Written Test Information

Locating and Signing Up for the Practical (hands-on) and Written Test

After passing the online portion of West Virginia Division of Natural Resources hunter education course, you will need to locate and sign up for the required Practical (hands-on) and Written Test.

To locate and sign up for the Practical (hands-on) and Written Test in your area, go to http://www.wvdnr.gov/LEnforce/Education.shtm.

Warning! Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Practical (hands-on) and Written Test.

What To Expect at the Practical (hands-on) and Written Test

At the Practical (hands-on) and Written Test, you must successfully complete the remaining course requirements, which include: 4–6 hours of instruction, a field exercise, a live-fire exercise, and West Virginia’s Hunter Education Certification exam.

Important Bring your West Virginia Practical Exam Voucher to the Practical (hands-on) and Written Test as proof of having completed the online course.

After attending and passing the Practical (hands-on) and Written Test portion of the hunter education requirement, you will receive your West Virginia Hunter Education Card.

Hunter Education Documents

Practical Exam Voucher
The West Virginia Practical Exam Voucher is proof that you have successfully completed the online portion of your hunter education requirement. Students must present the Practical Exam Voucher at the Practical (hands-on) and Written Test to gain admittance.

West Virginia Hunter Education Card
The West Virginia Hunter Education Card is proof that you have successfully completed all the hunter education requirements and can legally hunt in the state of West Virginia. You will receive the Hunter Education Card from West Virginia Division of Natural Resources after successfully completing the Practical (hands-on) and Written Test.

Replacement

If you have already received the Hunter Education Card and need a replacement certificate, you can contact West Virginia Division of Natural Resources at http://www.wvdnr.gov/.

To replace a lost or destroyed Practical Exam Voucher, log in to the course and print a new one.