ODWC offers two options to take the Hunter Education course
If you are 10 or older and an Oklahoma resident you can complete the course online and print out your own Hunter Education card. Once complete you are fully certified and do not have to take additional class work. This option is great for last minute certification or adults that want to hunt out of state but not attend a full 8 hour class.
Classroom only courses
Available classroom courses can be found on the events calendar HERE.
The instructor will lead the students through all eight hours of the class. Classes typically run from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturdays, but can also be broken into two or three days or a home study option.
Special arrangements and testing procedures can be made for persons with disabilities. Contact the Wildlife Department at (405) 521-4636 two weeks prior to course if person has disabilities which require special arrangements.
ALL HUNTER EDUCATION CLASSES ARE FREE.
Hunters ages 9 and younger are not eligible to take the test for Hunter Education certification; instead, these hunters will be able to buy an apprentice-designated hunting license. Online License Sales
Anyone age 30 or younger may buy an apprentice-designated hunting license. A hunter age 31 years or older is not required to have Hunter Education in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma accepts Hunter Education certificates from all states so if you can't find a course near you, you may want to consider a course in a neighboring state or our online course. Click one of the states below to see if they are offering a course near you.
To check others states Hunter Education requirements please click HERE. The International Hunter Education Association webpage will open in a new browser. You can close the window by clicking on the X in the upper right hand corner and return to the Wildlife Department's website.
For additional information contact:
Lance Meek - Senior Information & Education Specialist
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
or e-mail using the form below: