Arkansas 2010 Hunter Education Courses

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Hunter Education

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Hunter Education Program is dedicated to the safe enjoyment of our outdoors. Through the program, students learn not only firearms safety, but general woodsmanship and basic outdoors survival skills.

Who needs a Hunter Education card?
Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1968, must complete a hunter education course and carry a valid hunter education card to hunt in Arkansas. Children under 16 may hunt without hunter education as long as they are under the direct supervision of an adult who is 21 years old and has a valid hunting license. There is no specific age requirement to enroll in hunter education. However, the educational material is based on a sixth-grade reading level. Arkansas recognizes hunter education cards from other states. Arkansas's hunter education program is recognized in all states as well as in Canada and Mexico.

Information may be obtained through the Arkansas Hunting Guidebook, by calling 1-800-482-5795, or send an email request to Aimee Swaim.

Three ways to take Hunter Education Classes AGFC offers three options for students to learn and get in the woods for their first hunt.

Instructor-led Classes ( The traditional and preferred hunter education method is through a 10-hour instructor-led classroom and hands-on demonstration. Classes may be a few hours a night for three to four nights or a full Saturday class. The final class will end with a test to pass the course. Interested students may call (800) 482-5795 to find a course in their area.

CD-ROM Study Course ( Students may call (501) 223-6378 or toll-free (800) 482-5795 and request a CD-ROM be mailed to take the course on their home computer. The student must complete each section of the self-study course and schedule a supervised final examination at an official testing site.

Online Self-Study Course ( Students may visit Be a Safe Hunter and complete each section of the course online. They must take a supervised final examination at an official testing site to complete the course.