KDWP introduces fully-online option for Hunter Education Certification


PRATT – For the primary time ever, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) is providing a fully-online Hunter Education course for potential hunters aged 16 and older. Upon profitable completion of the self-paced course, college students will probably be issued a Kansas Hunter Education Certificate, permitting them to buy searching licenses and permits, and be eligible to hunt with out the direct supervision of a licensed grownup in Kansas.

Historically, KDWP has provided two supply strategies for Hunter Education certification: a conventional, 10-hour minimal in-person course, and an internet-assisted option that requires an in-person “field day.” The newly-added, fully-online course – developed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) – is at present provided in 12 states and covers 14 topics throughout 4 modules – Firearm Basics, Firearm Handling, Field Safety and Hunter Ethics. 

“While researching online course options for our Kansas resident hunters, our team was very critical of online delivery options. We wanted a course that was comprehensive, interactive, inclusive and free,” stated Aaron Austin, KDWP Education part chief. “The NRA Online Hunter Education course exceeded our expectations. The engaging online activities have the students applying what they learn in the course to real-life situations, giving them practical knowledge they can use while hunting.”

Kansas’ full-online option is not going to change conventional programs or internet-assisted programs; it’s being provided along with earlier course codecs.

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