Hunter education safety requirements
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources requires anyone born after January 1, 1980, to complete a State approved hunter education course unless they can provide proof of previously holding a valid hunting license in Illinois or another state.
Become a safe hunter
The purpose of hunter education is to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to become safe, responsible hunters.
The online course
Typically, students meet these needs by attending a traditional, instructor led course including classroom lectures and field/range experiences. In today's society, students have less free time to devote to attending a hunter education course. Online hunter education courses help address this, by allowing students to take hunter safety courses on their own time, at their own pace and in the comfort of their home or office.
You may ask
FAQ - Illinois Hunting Safety Course and Hunting License
- Is the Beasafehunter hunter course approved by the state of Illinois?
No. We are not approved yet.
- Is there a minimum age to take this online education course?
There is no minimum age to take the course.
- Is my Hunter Education Certificate good in other states?
Every U.S. state that demands a Hunter Education Certificate will accept Hunter Education Certificates from other states that conform to IHEA requirements as well.
You should follow your safety course in the State where you are resident.
- Does the Hunter Card expire?
No. It is good for life.
- Who is required to take the Hunter Education course in Illinois?
To purchase a hunting license you must have completed an approved Hunter Education course if you were born on or after January 1, 1980.
- What types of Illinois Hunting Licenses are available?
View the full list of Illinois Hunting Licenses available through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.