If you are new hunter this year, be sure you are safe and legal while you hunt by taking a hunter safety course.
In most states you are required take a state-approved hunter education in order to earn a hunter education card to hunt legally. The Hunter Education requirement varies from state-to-state. In many cases you may need to carry your hunter education card when purchasing a license or carry it on your person while you hunt.
Here are the ten steps to earning your hunter education card.
- Check Hunting Regulations
Review your state’s hunting regulations to understand the specific requirements for a hunter education card and the purchase of a hunting license. To see the online link for your state visit http://hunteredcourse.com/state-approved-online-hunter-education-expands/
- Decide on Online Hunter Education or the Traditional Classroom Course
In most states, you have two options; will you obtain hunter education certification through online hunter education or will you attend a traditional classroom course? Online hunter education allows you to take the knowledge portion of the course when and where it is convenient for you.
- Determine if a Field Day is Required in Your State
When you check your state’s hunting regulations you will need to determine if a separate field day is required after taking online hunter education. At a field day a student may need to demonstrate gun handling skills, take an exam and often will live-fire a firearm. You can find specific requirements at www.HunterEdCourse.com and then go to your state page.
- Register for Field Day
If a field day is required in your state, find one near you and register. Right before and during hunting seasons, field days fill up quickly, so it is advised that you register immediately
- Complete Online Hunter Education or Attend the Classroom
- Print Your Hunter Education Completion Voucher
If you completed online hunter education, print your completion certificate/voucher, or if you are in a state that doesn’t require a field day, then proceed to print your hunter education card.
- Attend the Field Day
Check with your state or Field Day Instructor to learn what you must bring to class. Review the online course materials in case you are required to take an exam.
- Earn Your Hunter Education Card
It varies by state, but you’ll either be awarded your hunter education card at the completion of hunter education field day or it will be sent to you later.
- Buy a Hunting License
Now that you have earned your hunter education card you can buy your first hunting license and go on your first hunt.
Enjoy the Hunt!
Remember the rules of safety you learned in hunter education, and then enjoy the outdoors.
About Hunter Ed Course
Hunter Ed Course is committed to providing a more affordable online hunter safety course than is currently on the market in order to reduce training as a barrier to access for those wanting to start hunting.
Offered at only $13 through the website www.HunterEdCourse.com, access is provided to online hunter education for youth and adults in a medium they are comfortable with and at a price that is affordable and within reach.