Hunter Safety Reimbursement Program Available for New Hunters on Tribal Properties
Do you want to hunt on tribal properties? Have you taken hunter safety? To hunt on tribal properties, the completion of a hunter safety course is required prior to a license being issued. The Pokagon Band Department of Natural Resources is continuing the hunter safety reimbursement program where new hunters can be reimbursed for taking hunter safety. In the past, the DNR has held hunter safety classes, however, due to low interest and lack of attendance over the past several years, the DNR has switched to a reimbursement program.
New hunters can take the online Michigan or Indiana hunter education course and receive reimbursement for taking the course through Pokagon DNR. If you bring in your successful certificate of completion, the Pokagon DNR can reimburse your costs for the online course. To complete your hunter safety requirements, a field day is also necessary before you can obtain a tribal or state hunting license. Field day courses are 4-6 hours long and can be found by navigating the website and locating and signing up for a field day near you. During the field day gun and bow safety are focused on as well as safe shooting. Please search “Hunter Safety” on the Pokagon Band website to find quick links to the Michigan and Indiana online hunter education courses. If you have any questions about the program, please call the DNR office at 269-782-9602.