LANSING?-The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced that a third official Michigan online hunter education course is now available at www.hunteredcourse.com/state/michigan.
A Michigan-based company, Hunter Ed Course offers its online hunter education course for $17.99. The course features lessons on safe, legal and responsible hunting practices and uses narration, closed captioning, interactive exercises and photos that replicate what a hunter will see in the field.
As with all of Michigan's online hunter safety course options, after taking the online course, students are 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.
"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. "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."
Students will need to pre-register for the field/skills day before taking the online course. Upon passing the online course, they will be eligible to complete the field day with an instructor and take the written exam.
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.