Taking a hunter education class in Georgia is easier than ever, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. Hunters can now access three online courses (including two new approved courses), use a hunter education CD-Rom or take the traditional classroom course.
"We are thrilled to add two new online options for hunter education," says Assistant Chief of Game Management Rusty Garrison. "These courses are great options, especially with young hunters or those whose schedules do not allow time to fit in the traditional classroom course."
Those interested in the online courses can access them at www.gohuntgeorgia.com (select Hunting/Hunter Education/Take an Online Hunter Ed Course). The Division encourages you to take a look at all three available courses before selecting one. Two of the three courses currently have a fee associated with them, with the third course adding a fee in July 2010. However, all three courses are "no pass-no pay."
Any online course or the CD-Rom course (available for free from any Division office) will satisfy eight of the ten required course hours. Hunters then must attend a two-hour (minimum) review / test course and if all requirements are successfully met, students receive their hunter education certificate before leaving the classroom. To find a traditional classroom course or a two-hour review course, visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com (select Hunting/Hunter Education/Search for a Hunter Education Class)
Residents and non-residents born on or after January 1, 1961 must successfully complete a hunter education course prior to purchasing a season hunting license. However, a hunter education course is not required to purchase a one (1) day license or a three (3) day Non-Resident Hunting License. Hunter education courses certified or mandated by any state wildlife agency or Canadian province are accepted.
Hunter education is not required to hunt on one's own land or land of a parent or guardian.
For more information regarding hunter education, visit www.gohuntgeorgia.com .