Hunter education safety requirements
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources requires anyone born after December 31, 1979 to possess a firearms safety/hunter education certificate in order to purchase a hunting license to hunt in Minnesota.
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 - Minnesota Hunting Safety Course and Hunting License
- Is the Beasafehunter hunter course approved by the state of Minnesota?
No. We are not approved yet.
- Is there a minimum age to take this online education course?
Yes, the minimum age to take Hunter Education is 11 years in Minnesota.
- 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 Minnesota?
Hunter Education is required of all persons born after December 31, 1979 in order to purchase a big or small game hunting license.
- What types of Minnesota Hunting Licenses are available?
View the full list of Minnesota Hunting Licenses available through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.