Free hunter education training is available from beasafehunter.org.
The purpose of hunter education is to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become safe, responsible hunters. Typically, students meet these needs by attending a traditional, instructor led course including classroom lectures and field/range experiences. In today’s society, students have less free time to devote to attending a hunter education course.
Nine southeastern states (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, KY, MS, SC, TN) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service formed a partnership to develop alternative delivery programs for hunter education.
Alternative delivery formats improve accessibility and allow the student to complete a portion of the hunter education course at home in a more user-friendly atmosphere. Requirements for graduation from the hunter education course vary depending on state laws and program requirements. Most states require participation in a field exercise where students demonstrate skills that safe, responsible hunters should be able to accomplish.