In an effort to offer hunter education students a more "hands-on" approach, the Hunter Development Program will begin offering Hunter Education Field Days in April 2015 as a way for students to supplement their knowledge. These field days are designed for students who have completed and passed the hunter education program and test.
Currently, there are four online hunter education courses (with varying fees) that provide a convenient alternative to the 10-hour classroom course. Once you complete an online course, you will need to attend a local, scheduled 2-hour review to complete course certification. To find a 2-hour review course near you, search here for a class.
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In an effort to provide a complete Hunter Education experience for the future outdoorsman in Georgia, we suggest an educational approach that involves participation on three separate levels.
Are you a recent Hunter Education graduate? When you pass the Hunter Education Course, your certification card now doubles as a FREE three month pass at any Department of Natural Resources shooting range. Most DNR ranges require a WMA license ($19) or other qualifying license to visit. Bring your certification card to the Range Safety Officer when you sign in and have free access to the range for three months after your graduation date.
Are you a hunter? Do you love mentoring children and others in the tradition of hunting? Consider becoming a hunter education instructor.
Recognized as the most comprehensive youth hunting program anywhere in North America, the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) is a “graduate studies” program in outdoor skills and safety training for young hunters.
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