There is something new for Tennessee’s hunter education program. Unchanged is the requirement for anyone born after 1968 to have a hunter education certificate. Most people sign up for a complete hunter education class with a live-fire exercise and written final exam on the last day. The other possibility is to take an online class with a separate field day for the live-fire exercise. All class registrations are done online at www.tnwildlife.org under Hunting and then Hunter Education. The minimum age to earn a certificate is age nine and the class is free.
Now there is an exemption for the hunter education online field day available for anyone at least 21 years old. The following steps are required: Complete the online class (for age 21) at www.Hunter-Ed.com. This course costs $24.50 and it is interactive, narrated, and offers daily (including weekends) live customer service via email or telephone. Complete the form provided for the exemption and mail, fax or email it with required documentation and payment to the address listed on the form. To request a form contact the Hunter Education Coordinator at 615-781-6538. Your certificate will arrive in three to five business days after submission. [Note: Payment for the certificate cannot be done on TWRA’s mobile app at this time.]