New Features Added to’s Online Illinois Hunter Safety Course

Share Article is pleased to announce three major enhancements to its online Illinois hunter education course. All hunting safety course content is now professionally narrated, so students can select the learning style that's best for them: listen, read, or both. Hunter exam questions are now read aloud, and include pictures to help students recall what they’ve learned—a exclusive. Hundreds of firearm and hunter safety illustrations have been stunningly updated with realistic details to give students a clear idea of what to expect once they’re in the field. (

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Offering both the traditional lecture-style hunter education course and the online study options give hunters of all ages a chance to take the course that best suits their schedule.

Successfully completing a hunter education course is mandatory for most Illinois hunting license buyers born on or after January 1, 1980. With, people learn the official hunter education material that is taught in Illinois classroom courses. Students take the fast-paced Illinois hunters safety course online when it fits their schedule, then complete their hunter education certification by attending a Field Day led by Illinois hunter safety instructors. Students completing the hunter education course may then purchase an Illinois hunting license.’s new-and-improved Illinois online hunter safety course is similar to the recently-launched Alabama course. A student 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.'s hunter education course content and presentation has been continuously refined through extensive review by hunting and firearm safety authorities. Although its courses have received many accolades through the years, continues to add extras and special features designed to appeal to today's hunters.

“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.”

Illinois DNR Safety Education Administrator Jeff Hopkins shared his thoughts. "Getting safety education to hunters is a good way to improve safety in the field, and offering both the traditional lecture-style hunter education course and the online study options give hunters of all ages a chance to take the course that best suits their schedule."’s Illinois 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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