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Hunter Education Courses Offered Two Ways

July 30, 2003

Traditional hunter education courses will be offered at various sites around the state. Refer to the attached schedule for class locations and dates. The courses will be taught by instructors certified by the Alabama Conservation Department’s Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division.

An alternative delivery program allows students to obtain partial credit for the hunter education course by completing an interactive CD-ROM.  To obtain a hunter education course certificate, students must complete the interactive CD and attend a one-day hands on field day. 

Mandatory for all first-time hunting license buyers born on or after August 1, 1977, the course satisfies the requirements of Alabama law, and involves training in hunter ethics, state wildlife and hunting laws, firearms handling and safety, muzzle loading, archery, wildlife identification and management, outdoor survival skills and first aid. In addition to providing a basic foundation for novice hunters, the course is an excellent refresher for experienced hunters and is accepted in all 49 U.S. states and Canadian provinces where hunter education is mandatory before hunting license purchases.

For more information on hunter education in Alabama call (334) 242-3620 or the toll-free hunter education number: 1-800-245-2740.

The interactive CD-ROM has many activities and questions, including a 50-question test that students must complete.  After completing the CD, students must return a final report generated by the CD to the office listed on the attached schedule.  Students must indicate on the final report which CD 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. 

These hunter education CDs are available at each County Extension Service Office and the locations listed on the attached schedule.  In addition, they are available at 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  36577

334-626-5474

Andalusia Wildlife and Fisheries Office

1100 South 3-Notch Street

Andalusia, AL  36420

334-347-9467

Enterprise Wildlife and Fisheries Office

Alabama Hwy 167 South

Enterprise, AL  36330

334-222-5415


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