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Hunter Education

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Hunter Education Course Completely Online

Oklahoma residents ages 10 and older may now take the complete Hunter Education course and Hunter Education certification test totally online. Students who pass the online test will be able to print their Hunter Education certification immediately.

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LAW BEFORE NOV. 1, 2013

  • Hunter Education Certification: Anyone age 10 and older may complete the Hunter Education course online and receive certification. All ages may attend a Hunter Education classroom course and test for certification. Anyone age 31 and older does not need Hunter Education certification to buy a hunting license.
  • Hunters ages 8 to 30: Anyone who is not Hunter Education certified may buy an apprentice-designated hunting license, and the apprentice hunter must abide by accompanying hunter requirements:
  • Hunters age 9 and younger: May only hunt deer, elk, antelope or bear with an accompanying hunter.
  • Hunters age 7 and younger: Must be Hunter Education certified to hunt deer, elk, antelope or bear. May hunt small game, including turkey, with an accompanying hunter.
  • Accompanying Hunter Requirements: A person 18 or older who is licensed (unless exempt) and Hunter Education certified (unless exempt). For big game hunting, the accompanying hunter must be within arm’s length of the hunter or close enough to take immediate control of the firearm or bow of the apprentice; for small game hunting, the accompanying hunter must be within sight of and able to communicate with the apprentice in a normal voice without aid. When a license is not required (residents under age 16 or nonresidents under 14), the hunter must still be accompanied.

LAW AFTER NOV. 1, 2013

  • Hunter Education Certification: Anyone age 10 and older may complete the Hunter Education course online and receive certification. Anyone may attend a Hunter Education classroom course, but only students who are 10 and older will be eligible to test for certification. Anyone age 31 and older does not need Hunter Education certification to buy a hunting license.
  • Hunters age 30 and younger: Anyone who is not Hunter Education certified may buy an apprentice-designated hunting license. Such hunters must abide by accompanying hunter requirements.
  • Hunters age 9 and younger: Anyone who is not Hunter Education certified may buy an apprentice-designated hunting license, and apprentice hunters must abide by accompanying hunter requirements.
  • Accompanying Hunter Requirements: A person 18 or older who is licensed (unless exempt) and Hunter Education certified (unless exempt). For big game hunting, an accompanying hunter must be within arm’s length of the hunter or close enough to take immediate control of the firearm or bow of the apprentice. For small game hunting, the accompanying hunter must be within sight of and able to communicate with the apprentice in a normal voice without aid.

WHAT’S CHANGING?

  • Prospective hunters ages 9 and younger no longer are eligible to take the test for Hunter Education certification; instead, these hunters will be able to buy an apprentice-designated hunting license.
  • Anyone age 30 or younger may buy an apprentice-designated hunting license.
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FAQs About Hunter Education

What is hunter education?

Hunter education covers a variety of topics including firearms safety, wildlife identification, wildlife conservation and management, survival, archery, muzzleloading and hunter responsibility.

Why do I need it?

Since 1980, hunting-related accidents and fatalities have declined by more than 70 percent in Oklahoma. Mandatory hunter education courses have reduced accidents in Oklahoma and in every state with similar programs.

Does hunter education cost anything?

No, the course is available free of charge.

Can I see the materials before attending class?

Yes, you can download the hunter education manual and the study guide for free at wildlifedepartment.com/education/huntered.htm.

How do I get a replacement card?

People who took a hunter education course in Oklahoma can look up and download a copy of their hunter education card at wildlifedepartment.com/education/card.htm. If you can’t find your number online, call (405) 521-3855. To replace cards issued by other states, you will need to contact the state in which you took the course.

Can I get a replacement card that is not made of paper?

Yes. If you would like a hard plastic replacement card, you can download an application form at wildlifedepartment.com/education/oklahomaduplicatehuntereducationcard.pdf, fill it out and send $5 to the address provided on the form.

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