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Class / EVENT Schedule 
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Per NRA policy, instructor candidates MUST attend the basic course before attending the instructor course; i.e., attend Basic Shotgun before
attending Shotgun Instructor, etc.

Please see this document for details on the NRA / NMLRA Instructor credentialing and training process: .<br>


All Courses CANCELLED until further notice!


(1)  BIT – Basic Instructor Training, the first course in the NRA instructor series is required to be completed before attending your first instructor discipline(2) course.  BIT is required to be current within two ears of your last BIT course or refresher to add credentials.  BIT dates and registration  will be coordinated with you by the training team as the NRA system does not currently have a registration form for BIT by itself. If you take any instructor course with us, and you require BIT, you may take the BIT class on any date we have it scheduled before your instructor course date. If you have taken BIT with another Training Counselor (TC), we will need a copy of the course completion card, signed by the TC, to validate BIT currency.

(2)  Disciplines are: Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Home Firearm Safety, Concealed Carry, Muzzle Loading, Personal Protection, Range Safety (BIT IS NOT required for RTBAV Instructors

(3)  Instructor Candidate (IC) courses require current BIT (see (1) above) and completion of the Basic course for the associated instructor credential. The basic course may be taken from any current credentialed instructor for the discipline, and a copy of the certificate signed by the instructor must be provided to validate course completion if not taken with our training team.

Sign up for these and other NRA courses at:
When searching for courses listed here, search in North Carolina or Zip Code 28306 or 28348

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USA Archery Level 1 Instructor emblemUSA Archery Instructor emblemUSA Archery Level 2 Instructor Trainer emblemUSA Archery Instructor Trainer emblemUSA Archery Level 3 NTS Coach emblem
USA Archery - National Field Archery Courses

Click the "level" emblem above for information on how to become an Instructor or Coach
You MUST complete the online portion of the Level course before attending the practical course.


FIRST AID / CPR / AED / Stop the Bleed Courses

First Aid/CPR/AED skills session will be offered third Tuesday monthly at First Presbyterian CHurch, Dunn, NC.

These will be "blended" course - partially taken online with the skills session in person. We expect cost to be around $50.00 or so which will cover both the online and in-person sessions.

We are building the registartion courses now (late March) and will post information here as soon as it is ready and validated.



None scheduled at this time.

See for more information on courses and events with Occoneechee Council #421, BSA.


Our Hunter Education courses are taught at Grays Creek VFD Station 18, 6975 Fire Department Rd, Hope Mills, NC 28348

Full Instructor Led Hunter Education Safety Classes 

2 nights 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm (except August):


3 August
(Saturday), 9:00 am–6:00 pm

24-25 September

22-23 October

5-6 November

The two-night classes cover the entire hunter education lesson plan in seven hours.  North Carolina Rules & Regulations are also discussed, normally with a NC Wildlife Resources Officer leading the discussion. You will take the NC test required to obtain your Hunter Education Safety card.


Online Basic Hunter Education courses accepted by North Carolina to purchase your hunting license are conducted by four organizations, and more information is available here:

(Scroll to near bottom of the page)

Of the four, NRA does not charge any fee for the certificate.



Bowhunting (NBEO)

Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; includes blood tracking trail and optional archery range session after class concludes - weather permitting.

24 August 2024

Muzzle Loading
Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, includes shooting flintlock, percussion cap, and inline .50 caliber rifles.

21 September 2024

Tree Stand Safety

Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; includes installing, use and take-down of a standard ladder stand, as well as practical discussion on use of climbing sticks, prusik lines, haul lines, climbing stands, lock-on stands, free-standing stands, fall arrest harnesses,  and ground blinds.

7 Sep 2024

(basic map & compass)

Saturday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; includes short map & compass courses outdoors to familiarize you with the compass and how to use the map and compass together.

7 December 2024


N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission conducts skill based seminars, focused on specific topics, annually across the state.  Topics include turkey hunting, deer processing, deer hunting, waterfowl hunting, small game hunting, etc.

Register for Skills Based Seminars across North Carolina here:

National Hunt & Fish Day:  28 September 2024; Events @ Pechmann Center and Lentz Center

Normally scheduled annually in late March at Paradise Acres, Hope Mills / Fayetteville, NC


Contact Tony Forte, (910) 824-4681,

North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission Hunter Education courses are provided at no cost.  A Hunter Education card is required to obtain your hunting license.
Register for other available Hunter Education courses at:

 I am a NRA Regional Training Counselor Liaison / Instructor / Chief Range Safety Officer certified to teach basic student and instructor courses in Home Firearms Safety, Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Concealed Carry, Muzzle Loading, Personal Protection, Reloading, as well as Shotshell and Metallic Cartridge Reloading, Rifle Coach, and Refuse To Be A Victim.
I instruct especially for youth, and I have held women-only instruction courses.  I am also certified as a USA Archery / National Field Archery Assn. Level III NTS - IT Archery Coach / Instructor, NMLRA Master Trainer-InstructorNorth Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun instructor as well as NC Master Hunter Education Basic, Tree Stand Safety, Orienteering (Basic Map & Compass), Muzzle Loader Hunting, and Bow Hunting Safety instructor.

I am Vice-President of the Crosse Creek Rifle and Pistol Club in Southern Cumberland County, North Carolina. While this is a private membership club, we have matches open to the public most every weekend: Small Bore Rifle, Defensive Handgun, Cowboy Action, 3-Gun, Hi-Power Rifle, Vintage Military Rifle, Black Powder Cartridge Rifle, and Black Powder guns. Our matches follow NRA, CMP, NMLRA, SASS, and 3-GN standards.  See more at

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Courses / Terms and abbreviations
Basic Instructor Training (initial NRA instructor training course, policy, planning, etc.) (BIT)   Basics of (..) Shooting Courses: Pistol (BOPS); Rifle (BORS); Shotgun (BOSS)
Home Firearms Safety (HFS)   International Hunter Education Association (IHEA)
Personal Protection In the Home (PPItH)   National Bowhunter Education Organization (NBEO)
Personal Protection Outside the Home (PPOtH)   National Field Archery Association (NFAA)
Range Safety Officer (RSO) and Chief RSO (CRSO)   Archery Shooter's Association (ASA)
Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) & Concealed Carry Handgun (CCH)   National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association (NMLRA)
Refuse To Be A Victim (RFTBAV)   North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC)
Women On Target (WOT)   National Rifle Association (NRA)
NRA / NMLRA Muzzle Loading (ML) courses include flintlock, percussion cap, and inline rifles, shotguns, and pistols;
pistols include both single shot and cap & ball revolvers
  Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament (YHEST)

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