Learn to Hunt: Sign Up for Our Second Program!

Based on the success of our inaugural Learn to Hunt Program, and demand for more, the Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation will host a second program to start 2019!

Once a week, from Feb. 4 to April 28, 35 participants of all ages, and with little or no background in the outdoors, will receive the critical training required to become new hunters. The Learn to Hunt Program will take you from the classroom, to the field, to the table, and will include everything from hunter safety certification and firearms instruction to hunting strategies and calling techniques. For a complete course agenda, click here.

The Learn to Hunt program is free of charge. This course is designed and intended for participants with little or no hunting experience. Youth must be accompanied by an adult also interested in learning to hunt. All educational materials, firearms, ammunition, hunting licenses and fees will be covered.

Courses will be held at the Ohio Division of Wildlife District 1 Office Ohio Division of Wildlife District 1 Office (located at 1500 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215) and at the Hilltop Sportsmans Club (located at 12146 Darby Creek Rd, Orient, Ohio 43146).

Register for the Learn to Hunt Program here (to register more than one participant, fill out and submit the form, and then refresh the page and repeat the process for additional participants. If you have issues or questions, contact Frank Price, Director of Education, at fprice@sportsmensalliance.org or 614-888-4868).


The Learn to Hunt program takes students through four phases:

Phase one will launch on Monday, February 4, 2019, and will run 6-9 p.m., with an introduction to hunter education class at the Ohio Division Wildlife District 1 Office.

Phase two will take place at Hilltop Sportsmans Club starting on Monday, February 20, 6-9 p.m. Participants will learn hands-on hunter education principles and firearm safety and skills, such as hunting in groups, crossing fence lines and hunting from elevated positions. Additionally, hands-on firearm safety will be a major component. Participants will develop respect and a comfort level with the firearms used during the program’s pheasant hunt. Click here for full course agenda.

Phase three will take place on April 13 and 14 and/or April 27 and 28, and will include working with a mentor who will guide you on a wild turkey hunt, and who will help you clean and prepare the bird for the dinner table.

Phase four will take place after the hunt when everyone will gather for a wild game meal. All participants, their families, volunteers and partners involved in the Learn to Hunt Program will sit down to share a meal of the harvested birds with all the fixings. It will be an evening to celebrate the experience and empower individuals as lifelong hunters.

Again, this program is free to all participants – all educational materials, firearms, ammunition, hunting licenses and fees will be covered!

For additional information or questions please contact Frank Price, Director of Education, at fprice@sportsmensalliance.org or 614-888-4868.

Prospective volunteers:

We need volunteers to help educating the next generation of hunters! If you can help with hunter education instruction, firearms training (shotgun and .22 rifle), turkey calling or mentoring new hunters during a turkey hunt, please contact us. Volunteers must be a current licensed Ohio hunter over age of 21 (Ohio law) and consent to a background check. Dates run from Feb. 4 to April 28. Click here for complete dates and locations. Hunts will be conducted around central Ohio on public and private lands on April 13 and 14, and on April 27 and 28.

If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Frank Price at fprice@sportsmensalliance.org or call 614-888-4868.

Donate use of your land:

The Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is looking for landowners who would be willing open their lands the weekends of April 13-14 and 27-28.

If you are willing to donate the use of your land for a turkey hunt, please download this form, fill it out and email it to Frank Price at fprice@sportsmensalliance.org.  

About the Sportsmen’s Alliance: The Sportsmen’s Alliance protects and defends America’s wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is responsible for public education, legal defense and research.  Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs coordinated to provide the most complete defense capability possible. Stay connected to Sportsmen’s Alliance: OnlineFacebookTwitter and Instagram.