Minnesota Hunter Safety Course


Sources of Funding

The Minnesota Firearms Safety Hunter Education Program is sponsored by the DNR. The program itself, however, is funded by numerous sources such as:

  • Manufacturers of firearms, ammunition and archery equipment (through the Pittman-Robertson Act)
  • The Fish & Wildlife Service (provides funds to state agencies based on the number of hunters they educate and the time spent in the classroom)
  • Public Wildlife Agencies
  • Private Wildlife Conservation Groups such as the Minnesota Wild Turkey Federation, the Minnesota Waterfowl Association and the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, to name a few
  • Local Sportsmen Clubs and businesses (provide classrooms and resources for hunter education classes)
  • The IHEA
  • You!