Wilderness First Aid for Hunters & Anglers (WFA-HA)

This course is designed for the hunter and/or angler interested in learning more about how to respond in the event of a backcountry emergency.  The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course is a great introduction to wilderness medicine and basic life support skills. This training focuses on prevention, assessment and treatment of injuries and illnesses common to hunting and fishing.

This specialty course is taught by Desert Mountain Medicine instructors who are employed as either professional hunting/fishing guides, or outdoor educators, in combination with emergency medicine (e.g., emergency department, search & rescue, or EMS).

All WFA for Hunters & Anglers courses are designated with the pinecone on the course schedule.

Upcoming WFA for Hunters & Anglers Courses:

BAH LogoColorado Chapter – BHA members get a 10% discount on this course!
Contact your chapter coordinator to access your coupon code.

Hours: 16

Length:  2 Days

Training:  CPR, WFA

Prerequisite: None

CEU: None


  • Traumatic Injuries Associated With Hunting and Fishing
  • Environmental Medicine
  • Intro To Backcountry Communication Devices
  • Specific Litter Building
  • Basic Documentation
  • Basics Of Calling A Rescue
  • Urban Vs Wilderness Medicine
  • Intro To Wilderness Recreation Law & Liability
  • Basic Wilderness Medicine Guidelines
  • Intro To Wilderness Risk Management
  • Patient Assessment
  • Basic Life Support
  • Red Flag Backcountry Medical Problems
  • Wilderness Anaphylaxis Training