Arkansas Game & Fish Offers New Online Hunter Safety Course

Share Article has launched a new Arkansas hunter education course, just in time for the fall hunting season. Students take the fast-paced hunters safety course online when it fits their schedule, then complete their hunter education certification by taking a supervised hunter safety final exam at an official testing site. Students completing the hunter education course may then purchase an Arkansas hunting license. (

Offical Arkansas hunter safety course
For folks who don't have time to attend an instructor-led class, the two computerized hunter education options make it easier for people to get their hunter education card.

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.

Joe Huggins, Hunter Education Coordinator with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, says "Our statistics show that Arkansas hunter safety courses save lives. During the 2008-09 hunting season, we had a record low number of hunting accidents—only 12 accidents were reported. That’s the lowest number since hunter education began in 1971."

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 Arkansas hunting license buyers born on or after January 1, 1969. In addition to the online hunter education option, the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission selected to provide hunter safety courses via CD-ROM and traditional classroom student manuals.

"For folks who don't have time to attend an instructor-led class, we offer an online version and a CD-ROM course that can be completed at the student's convenience," said Huggins. "The final test must be taken in person at an official AGFC testing center, but the two computerized hunter education options make it easier for people to get their hunter education card."’s Arkansas hunters safety course ( material is free to the public. Students pay $19.50 to print out the Online Course Completion Voucher that admits them to an in-person exam to complete their hunter education certification. 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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