The course is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife resources and includes classroom instruction in hunter ethics, wildlife identification, outdoor survival, first aid, firearms, bow hunting, and tree stand safety. The last session includes live range firing and a test.
Upon successful completion of the course, a course completion card is issued which is valid in any state, province, or territory where such certification is required. Attendance at all sessions is required for certification, unless an alternative method is utilized for the classroom portion. All students must be at least nine years old to take the written examination and receive a course completion card.
Persons born on or after January 1, 1975, shall carry a valid hunter education course completion card hunter education exemption permit while hunting. Kentucky accepts certification from any state, province, or country whose course meets the standards established by the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA). A bow hunter not in possession of a firearm may carry a hunter education or a bow hunter education course completion card from any state, province, or country. The course shall meet the standards established by the IHEA. This certification is in addition to appropriate license and permit requirements. Children under age 12 or anyone with an exemption permit shall be accompanied by an adult of at least 18 years of age while hunting.
For additional information, please contact Daniel Hale at 270-871-3390 or Jim Strelec at 350-0600.
This press release was submitted by The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.