New Online Option for Alabama’s Official Hunter Safety Course

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Geared toward young people,’s hunting safety course is narrated, so students can listen, read, or both. Quiz questions are read out loud, and include pictures to help students recall what they’ve learned. Hundreds of detailed illustrations and animations give students a clear idea of what to expect once they’re in the field.

Although it’s kid-friendly, the hunting and firearm safety content is very comprehensive. Within a week of the Alabama hunter safety course launch, Joshua Burnett wrote to “Your site has been great. I am a Marine and have had countless hours behind all sorts of weapons but the information I have received from your course has been irreplaceable. I thought it was gonna be a drag and boring, but I have actually enjoyed the course very much.”

Since 2002, more than 1 million students have taken a hunter safety course. “We are gratified that so many state agencies and students have selected to be their hunter education partner,” says Kurt Kalkomey, President. “ continually innovates so that we can introduce more folks to the rich heritage of hunting. Our motto is ‘Get safe, get certified’ so you can maximize your enjoyment of the outdoors. These days, very few people can devote an entire weekend or multiple week nights to take a classroom hunting course. The online course saves time and money, and opens up hunting opportunities for young people.”

Successfully completing a hunter education course is mandatory for most hunting license buyers born on or after August 1, 1977. In addition to the online hunter education option, the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries selected to provide hunter safety courses via CD-ROM and traditional classroom student manuals. Ray Metzler, Alabama’s Hunter Education Coordinator, expects approximately 13,000 students to complete an Alabama hunter education course in 2010.

Ray Metzler, Hunter Education Coordinator with the Alabama Division of Wildlife & Freshwater, is excited about Alabama's new distance learning options. "Our agency first approached in 2001 to help us update our hunter education curriculum. Through the years, we have depended on to keep our hunters education content up-to-date and in sync with the latest safety guidelines and hunting regulations. With, people will learn the official hunter education material that is taught in Alabama's classroom and CD courses. We anticipate that these students will be well-prepared at their Field Day."’s Alabama hunters safety course ( material is free to the public. Students pay $24.50 to print out a Field Day Voucher that admits them to a Field Day. is a division of Kalkomey, Inc. which publishes more than 190 hunter education products selected by 48 states. For more information about official hunter safety courses and state requirements for hunters education, please visit (


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