Hunter education safety requirements
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife requires all hunters born on or after January 1, 1975 to complete a State approved Hunter Education Course.
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 - Kentucky Hunting Safety Course and Hunting License
- Is the Beasafehunter hunter course approved by the state of Kentucky?
No. We are not approved yet.
- Is there a minimum age to take this online education course?
Yes, you must be at least 9 years old to take the online 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 Kentucky?
All hunters born after Jan. 1, 1975, shall have a valid hunter education card in possession while hunting. A card is not needed for purchase. Exceptions: 1) Children under 12 may hunt without a card if accompanied by an adult. 2) Persons exempt from a hunting license are also exempt from hunter education card requirements (i.e., landowners; military on furlough). 3) Persons with a Hunter Education Exemption Permit may hunt without a card while accompanied by a legal adult hunter.