Hunter Safety Courses

Dave's courses run year long and are available throughout Eastern and Western Ontario and the Ottawa Valley.

Dave can be reached by calling 1-613-257-7489 or by cell at 613-250-8111 or e-mail at:



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One-stop course (firearm/hunter safety)

Carleton Place



One-stop course (firearm/hunter safety)

 Barry's Bay

 One-stop course (firearm/hunter safety)





Face masks mandatory and physical distancing measures required to participate. 


In the mean time - STAY SAFE, Wash your hands & practice social distancing!!   


Call 613-257-7489 or email Dave at: for more details.


Please note: when registering for a course we require payment to hold your spot, this is non-refundable. 






On behalf of Scott and myself, I just wanted to send out a large thank you for the Firearms Safety Courses you taught this past weekend!


Although we had a lot of curriculum to cover, you managed to do it in a very thorough and professional manor while more importantly keeping it personal too. Reviewing the manuals it's truly amazing how much we covered and how much I now know! Initially I wasn't sure if doing both the non and restricted courses at the same time would be an advantage however after doing them, it really seems that they belong together as one completely builds off the other. That being said, I truly believe that you need the right instructor to pull that off and hats off to you! I am know fully confident that we can move forward into this sport and hobby SAFELY and share that same message with our families too.


Also, many thanks to Maryanne for her hospitality, wealth of knowledge and putting up with us in your home!


Thanks again & Best Regards,


Greg G.



Hey Dave and Marian!

I took your Hunter Safety and Canadian Firarms courses last month and I just recieved my reports in the mail today! I wanted to thank you both for such an informative and fun filled couple of weekends. You two displayed such a passion for teaching and for helping others, it made the course go over very smoothly! I was pleasantly surprised at how cooperative the other students were as well - everyone was helping eachother along and that made me a lot more comfortable. I think that you have found the perfect balance between theory and practical hands on learning as there was just enough time to get comfortable with the material and review before tackling the written and practical exams! The atmopshere was excellent for learning, the course was carried out very efficiently, and I will definately be recommending your courses to my friends and family. 

Thank you for all your hard work, for hosting the courses, and for answering all of my questions. I can't wait to get out in the bush or head to the range and get started!

Wishing you all the best, and many thanks!

Kyle A.



Turkey Hunting Course


The Wild Turkey Hunter Education Course is no longer required to purchase a turkey licence.  Hunters interested in hunting turkey that have not participated in a turkey hunting course or watched the home study turkey DVD should familiarize themselves with the licence requirements and changes to the regulations that took place January 2017.


Please visit the OFAH web site for more information.