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Hunter Education CD Rom and Internet Course Information

The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries has announced an alternative delivery program that allows students to obtain partial credit for the hunter education course by completing an interactive CD-ROM or internet program. Barnett Lawley, Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, reported "the interactive CD-ROM and internet course was developed in cooperation with seven southeastern states as a means of increasing accessibility to hunter education programs." The field days are offered throughout Alabama. Please refer to schedule summary listed below for information regarding the availability of the field days in your area. This alternative delivery format is in addition to the traditional courses scheduled in all 67 counties.

To obtain a hunter education course certificate, students must complete the interactive CD or internet program and attend a one-day hands on field day. Please scroll down this page to obtain a current schedule of field days.

The interactive CD-ROM and internet course have many activities and questions, including a 50-question test that students must complete. After completing the CD or internet course, students must return a final report to the appropriate office listed in the table below. Students must indicate on the final report which field day they would like to attend. At that time, they will enroll in one of the scheduled field days. At the field day, students must complete a standard written examination and are expected to demonstrate many skills such as loading and unloading different types of firearms, safely crossing fences, and other activities that all safe responsible hunters should be able to complete.

The hunter education internet course requires Internet Explorer 6.0.  Click here to obtain a free download of Internet Explorer 6.0. Click here to login to Alabama's hunter education internet course.

Hunter Education CD-ROM's are available at all County Extension Service Offices and the following Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries offices:

Swan Creek WMA Office 
21438 Harris Station Road 
Tanner, AL. 35671                    
256-353-2634
District II Wildlife Office
4101 Alabama Hwy 21 North
Jacksonville, AL 36265
256-435-5422
District III Wildlife Office
8211 Hwy 82 West
Northport, AL 35476
205-339-5716
Montgomery Wildlife Office
64 North Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
334-242-3620
Spanish Fort Wildlife & Fisheries Office
5093 Battleship Parkway
Spanish Fort, AL
251-626-5474
Andalusia Wildlife and Fisheries Office
1100 South 3-Notch Street
Andalusia, AL 36420
334-222-5415
Enterprise Wildlife and Fisheries Office
Alabama Hwy 167 South
Enterprise, AL 36330
334-347-9467
   

To operate the CD properly, computers must have the following minimum requirements:

  • 300 Mhz processor
  • 64 mb RAM memory
  • 12x CD-ROM Drive

Troubleshooting:
The following is information regarding two error messages that some users have experienced:

  1. Some users have gotten a Microsoft Word Error #1708 when trying to print the final report.  This has occurred primarily on computers with a component below the minimum system requirements.  However, most users have been able to print the final report by exiting out of the program and logging back in.
  2. The second error that has occurred involves a message regarding "Ambiguous name detected" and will have a "TmpDDE" message. The TmpDDE file is a macro created by Microsoft Word in a previous application. The file was not deleted properly during the previous application. Do the following to correct the problem and print a final report:
    1. In Word, select tools/macro/macros.
    2. From the macro dialog box - select the TmpDDE macro and delete it.

The following is a summary of field days that have been scheduled to allow students to complete the hunter education certification process after completing the interactive CD-ROM.

Hunter Education CD and Internet Field Day Schedule

This schedule was updated on November 30, 2005 and includes all field days for the month of December.  Field days for January - June, 2006 will be added by early to mid-January.

County Dates Location Mail Final Report To Phone #
Autauga March 9, 2006
June 29, 2006

5:00 PM
Archery Unlimited
Hwy 31 South
Prattville
Bring report to field day All registration for this course is being done over the internet.  Click here to register
Baldwin

Dec. 8   5:00 PM
 

Spanish Fort Wildlife Office
5093 Battleship Parkway
Spanish Fort, AL 
Spanish Fort Wildlife Office
PO Box 247
Daphne, AL  36526
251-626-5474
Calhoun Dec. 10  9:00 AM Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Office
4101 AL Hwy 21 North
Jacksonville, AL
Wildlife and Freswater Fisheries
4101 Hwy. 21 N.
Jacksonville, AL  36265
256-435-5422
Colbert NW Shoals Comm. College
Tuscumbia, AL
Colbert Co. Extension Office
201 N. Main Street
Tuscumbia, AL  35674
256-386-8570
Cullman Dec. 3  9:00 AM




Jan. 26  5:00 PM

National Guard Armory
1000 23rd Street SW
Hwy 69 South
Cullman

 

1 mile N of I-65 on Hwy 69

Bring to field day

256-353-2634



All registration for this course is being done over the internet.  Click here to register

Dale Dec. 6 
Jan. 10, 06
March 7, 06

All courses 5:30 PM
Building 5206  Room 2
Andrews Avenue
Ft. Rucker, AL
Outdoor Recreation Building
2906 Andrew Avenue
Ft. Rucker, AL.  36362
334-255-4305
Dallas Jan. 14, 06



June 17, 06
Camp Grist



FOP Lodge, Selma
Bring to field day 205-339-5716
Jefferson Feb. 11, 2006


April 15, 2006
Centerpoint Courthouse


West jefferson High School
205-339-5716
Madison

 

Monte Sano State Park
5105 Nolen Avenue
Huntsville, AL

Park Lodge 
Must pre-register for course by mailing final report to:

Bill Kerlin
4020 Sewall Drive
Huntsville, AL  35805
205-882-0944

After 5:00 PM
Marengo May 20, 2006

9:00 AM
Foscue Park

Demopolis Wildlife Office
PO Box 993
Demopolis, AL  36732


or bring to field day

334-289-8030
Mobile

Dec. 8   5:00 PM

Spanish Fort Game and Fish Office
5093 Battleship Parkway
Spanish Fort, AL
Spanish Fort Wildlife Office
PO Box 247
Daphne, AL  36526
251-626-5474
Montgomery Dec. 10   8:00 AM Aldersgate Methodist Church
6610 Vaughn Road
Montgomery, AL
Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries
Attn: Hunter Education 
64 North Union Street
Montgomery, AL  36130
All registration for this course is being done over the internet.  Click here to register
Shelby Dec 10   9:00 AM Oak Mountain State Park Bring to field day 205-339-5716
Tuscaloosa March 4, 2006 Alabama Forestry Commission Office 
Hwy 82 West, Northport
Northport Wildlife Office
PO Box 305
Northport, AL  35476
All registration for this course is being done over the internet.  Click here to register

To complete the hunter education CD-Rom certification process, each student must:

  • Obtain CD - CD’s are available at each County Extension Service Office and Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries district offices. They can also be picked up at each location as listed in the table above.
  • Install CD on home computer
  • Complete each section of CD - a check mark appears by each section name on the CD main menu after you complete each section.
  • Complete 50 question test by clicking on the test icon on main menu – you can only do this once each section of CD has been completed. Test icon does not appear on main menu until each section of the CD has been completed.
  • Print final report generated by CD
  • MAIL or deliver report office listed schedule above – write name, address, telephone number and field day they would like to attend final report on
  • Attend field day – demonstrate correct skills and complete written examination

Please call the hunter education office at 1-800-245-2740 or E-Mail Hunter Education Coordinator Ray Metzler if you have additional questions or require further information.


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