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Tennessee is first state to launch interactive hunter education course

Nashville – Tennessee is the first state to adopt the ‘required study’ course.
The new HunterExam online course allows students to complete
coursework online before attending required hands-on classroom
training to obtain their Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)
hunter education certificate.

Since all persons born on or after Jan. 1, 1969 must
satisfactorily complete a hunter education course before obtaining
a Tennessee hunting license, projects an engaging and
effective way of preparing future hunters.

“We commend TWRA for being the first state to implement the
HunterExam ‘required study’ course process,” said Kerry Moher, vice
president of “A
number of other state agencies plan to introduce HunterExam to
their hunting public later this spring.”

Randy Huskey, TWRA Hunter Education Administrator, emphasized
the fact that instructor-led Field Days remain a crucial part of
the HunterExam process. “The online course is a convenient method
for students to complete the required course sections and chapter
quizzes at home so more hands-on training can be conducted at the
Field Day,” said Huskey.

With an emphasis on safety, the program focuses on
reducing hunting accidents through coursework presented in a
narrative fashion with more than 350 original illustrations, 30
interactive exercises followed by review questions and discussion
points. Students also have access to’s industry exclusive
toll-free customer service help line from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
(central), seven days a week, as well as its online live chat
customer service feature.

The Web site
has a cost involved as the student will have to pay $24.95 to print
out the field day voucher. The field day voucher is a certificate
that grants the student admission to a TWRA field day. The student
must attend a field day in order to become certified.

Students may visit the Web site at any time and
view the site free of charge. If a student decides to take the course, he or
she must log in to the site and will be prompted to create a user
name and password. At this time the Web site begins tracking
the student.

The student must spend the required amount of time on each page.
The required amount of time is based upon how long it takes to read
the text on the page. In addition to the text being printed on the
page a narrator reads each page to the student.

The student completes each page in sequence and takes chapter
exams that are based upon the chapter material and the Tennessee
Hunter Education final exam. After completing all the chapters, the
student is then prompted to proceed to the exam center of the Web site. At
this time the student will be required to pay the $24.95 in order
to print out the field day voucher.

The student is then given more information on obtaining field
day dates and locations in Tennessee. The student is also reminded
that the field day voucher is not a hunter education graduate
certificate. It is merely a voucher that allows the student to
attend a TWRA field day.

In addition,
offers the only treestand safety course based on the latest
guidelines developed by the Treestand Manufacturers Association.
This new fully interactive, narrative course effectively engages
students and is only 15 minutes long. The course is free to anyone
with an Internet connection. For more information visit: or

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