With spring turkey season just around the corner, it’s time to mark your calendar for the upcoming hunter education field day. If you have a son or daughter that will be hunting with you this year, or if you are planning a hunting trip out of state, now is the time to complete the hunter safety course requirements. Many states require completion of a hunter safety course for all ages, whereas Tennessee only requires it for those hunters born after Jan. 1, 1969.
In addition to the traditional twelve-hour hunter education course, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has developed an online/CD field day course to better accommodate busy schedules. This option allows students to complete the majority of the classroom work at home on their computer. After completing the home study portion, the student must then attend a field day in order to complete the certification.
There are two ways to complete the home study portion of the online/CD course. One way to complete the home study portion of the online/CD field day is to call your regional office or the Nashville office and request that the home study CD be mailed to you. The home study CD is free upon request. Students must complete all sections, quizzes, and tests at home on their computer. The student then brings the printout of completion to a scheduled field day.
The other option is to complete the home study portion of the online/CD field day online at www.Hunter-Ed.com or HUNTERcourse.com at a cost of approximately $25. Students must log-on and complete all sections, quizzes, and tests. The student then brings the printout to a scheduled field day. The websites listed are not affiliated or controlled by TWRA.
The spring field day will be held at Ministry Baptist Church in Pelham from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on March 21. In order to attend this class, students must pre-register on the internet at http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/58628. The class size is limited to fifty students. In order to complete the class, students must be at least 9 years of age on the day of the course and bring their voucher to the field day showing successful completion of the home study portion. The course is free of charge, and students need to bring a pencil to class.
For more information regarding this field day, you can call 615-342-9305 or e-mail email@example.com. To find other classes across the state visit the TWRA hunter education website at http://www.register-ed.com/programs/tennessee. Classes will be posted as they become available