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Kansas offers 2 interactive hunter ed course options

From the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

-- For several years, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) has offered hunter education courses that provide a large percentage of the work online, followed by a day of field training, including live fire. Several days before the class, students log on the International Hunter Education Association's home study website and are taken through several pages of information regarding hunter education,  hunting safety, hunter responsibility, outdoor safety, wildlife conservation and hunting opportunities.

Now, KDWP accepts an option to the IHEA portion of the course offered by, an interactive hunter education course also designed to prepare students for hunter education certification. The new HunterExam online course offers a more interactive online experience, including interactive shotgun, rifle, and archery ranges that provide an entertaining way to learn online.

Like the IHEA course, coursework allows participants to complete a number of the required course sections and hours at home, working at their own pace. Students can register, and a customized exam center will keep track of their progress as they move through the Kansas course. Students can login and out at any time and pick up right where they left off.

The program focuses on reducing hunting incidents through coursework presented in a narrative fashion with more than 350 original illustrations, 30 interactive exercises , followed by review questions and discussion points.

“As in the past, instructor-led field days remain a crucial part of the hunter education certification process," says Wayne Doyle, hunter education coordinator for KDWP, "but the HunterExam course is a convenient way for students to complete the online study guide and chapter quizzes at home, so more hands-on training can be conducted at the field day.” also offers the only treestand safety course based on the latest guidelines developed by the Treestand Manufacturers Association. The fully-interactive narrative course engages students and is only 15 minutes long. The treestand safety course is free to anyone with an internet connection at

KDWP still accepts the IHEA online course in preparation for the field day. The IHEA course is free. Students may visit to view their site free of charge, but the online course costs $24.95 to complete and to receive a Field Day voucher, necessary to participate in KDWP's field day. The student must then successfully complete the field day in order to obtain their Kansas hunter education certificate. For more information visit

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