How to Find Your Hunter Education Number

You can find your Hunter Education Number a few different ways. The quickest and easiest way is to look on your Hunter Safety Card or Certificate.

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Every hunter in North America born after 1972 needs to have completed a Hunter Education Course in order to purchase a hunting license. If you’ve completed a course, but can’t remember your Hunter Education Number, there are a few ways to find it.

What is a Hunter Education Number?

A Hunter Education Number (HEN) is an identification number issued to a person who has successfully completed an approved hunter education program. The number is valid for the person’s lifetime and can be used to register for hunting licenses in any state or province that recognizes hunter education courses.

To find your HEN, you will need to contact the agency that issued your hunter education certification. In most cases, this will be the state or province where you completed the course. You can find contact information for state and provincial agencies on the National Hunter Education Association website.

Once you have located the appropriate agency, you will need to provide them with some basic information, such as your name, date of birth, and the city and state where you completed the course. The agency will then be able to look up your HEN and provide it to you.

How to Find Your Hunter Education Number

To find your Hunter Education number, you’ll need to contact your state’s wildlife agency or the Hunter Education office. They will be able to look up your information and provide you with your Hunter Education number.


You can find your hunter education number online by logging into your account on the state’s wildlife department website. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one. Once you are logged in, click on the “Licenses” tab and then select “Hunter Education.” Your number will be listed on this page.

By Phone

If you took your hunter education class through an instructor, you can ask the instructor for your Hunter Education number. The instructor will also have a record of your course completion and should be able to print out a duplicate certificate if you need one.

You can also check with the state or provincial agency where you took your hunter education course. Many states and provinces keep records of completed hunter education courses and can look up your number for you.

In Person

If you took a Hunter Education Course in person, you can find your number several ways:
-Certificate of Completion: Your number will be printed on your certificate of completion.
-student ID card: If you were issued a student ID card during the course, your number will be printed on the card.
-attendance roster: The instructor should have kept a class roster with all of the students’ names and hunter education numbers. Contact the instructor to see if he or she still has the roster and can look up your number for you.


If you’re a hunter, chances are you’ve been asked for your hunter education number at some point. Whether you’re buying a hunting license or registering for a hunting-related event, you’ll need to provide your hunter education number to prove that you’ve completed a certified hunter safety course.

So where can you find your hunter education number? The answer depends on where you took your hunter safety course.

If you took your course in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia, your information will be stored in the Hunter Education System (HES). You can create an account on the HES website and login to view and print out your certification card, which includes your hunter education number.

If you taken your course in any other state or province, you’ll need to contact the agency that issued your certification to request a duplicate copy of your card. In most cases, you can request a copy by phone or email.

Once you have your certification card in hand, take a moment to locate yourhunter education number. This unique identifier will be printed on the card next to or below your name. If you have any trouble finding it, give the agency that issued the card a call and they’ll be happy to help you out.

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