By Edward Cardenas
SOUTFIELD (CBS Detroit) – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering an online education course for hunters.
The hunter education course offers lessons on safe, legal and responsible hunting practices, and according to the DNR, the video uses narration, closed captioning, interactive exercises and photos that replicate what a hunter will see in the field.
“We’re pleased to partner with Hunter Ed Course to offer Michigan residents another option for their hunter education classwork,” said DNR hunter education program supervisor Sgt. Tom Wanless in a release. “We encourage students considering an online course to get their field day scheduled soon so that they’ll be ready to head out into the field in the fall.”
The course is offered through Michigan-based company, Hunter Ed Course, is available for $17.99. Before taking the online course, students will need to pre-register for the required field/skills day.
Once students complete the online course, they will be eligible to complete the field day with an instructor and take the written exam.
After taking the online course, students are still required to attend the field/skills day portion of a traditional class and take the student examination in order to receive their hunter safety certificates.
Students can search for a class in their area and find more information about Michigan’s hunter education program at www.michigan.gov/huntereducation.
Michigan hunter education is required for all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1960. A hunter safety certificate is required to purchase a Michigan hunting license.