The Pryor Times

October 19, 2012

Hunter education online


— OKLAHOMA CITY — Obtaining an Oklahoma hunter education card is now just a few clicks away for most of the state's prospective hunters.

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is now offering the complete hunter education course online. The successful cyber-student will be able to print an Oklahoma hunter education card after completing the free course.

Most state residents who are 10 to 30 years of age are required to have a hunter education card to buy a license. Now, instead of attending a traditional eight-hour course in a classroom setting, prospective hunters can simply log on to the Wildlife Department's website to complete the course and test for a certificate.

Students can study the curriculum online in sections. They will not have to complete the entire course at once, which is usually the case in a classroom setting. Fifty test questions are scattered throughout the online course, and students must select the correct answers before being able to continue to the next section.

Also, this online course can be used by prospective hunters younger than 10 to satisfy the home study requirement they need to attend a traditional Hunter Education class.

The hunter education course is free, whether the student attends a classroom session or chooses the new online course. Anyone may take the online course by logging on to www.wildlifedepartment.com.

To learn more about the Wildlife Department's online hunter education course, or to see a listing of courses available statewide, visit www.wildlifedepartment.com/education/huntered.htm.