Hunter education safety requirements
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks requires anyone born after January 1, 1972 to complete a State approved hunter education course before purchasing a Mississippi hunting license.
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 - Mississippi Hunting Safety Course and Hunting License
- Is the Beasafehunter hunter course approved by the state of Mississippi?
No. We are not approved yet.
- Is there a minimum age to take this online education course?
Yes, the student must be at least 12 years of age 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 Mississippi?
Hunter Education is mandatory for all persons born on or after January 1, 1972, and plans to purchase a Mississippi hunting license. Also, anyone 12-16 years old must have a certificate of satisfactory completion of a hunter education course approved by the department before hunting in this state. Anyone under the age of 12 must be in the presence and under the direct supervision of a licensed or exempt hunter at least 21 years of age when the child is hunting.
- What types of Mississippi Hunting Licenses are available?
View the full list of Mississippi Hunting Licenses available through the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks