The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency wants those in the Middle Tennessee area to be aware of an upcoming Hunter Education class.
September 8th 8a-4pm and Sept 9th 8am-1pm at the Williamson County Ag Expo Park in Franklin, instructors will be holding a Hunter Education class. At the time of writing this article, only 5 spots remaining open in the class.
The main objective of the Hunter Education Program is to reduce the potential for hunting accidents and ultimately reduce the number of hunting injuries. The course is taught according to standards established by the International Hunter Education Association. By meeting these standards the Tennessee Hunter Education program is recognized by all states, Canada, and Mexico.
The basic course is free of charge and consists of a classroom & a field day.
- A minimum of ten (10) hours of classroom participation. Most classes generally last 12-16 hours.
- Students must successfully pass a written test consisting of 100 multiple choice questions.
- Students must attend all classes.
- Students need to bring their Social Security Number and a #2 pencil to the class.
- In addition to the test, students must demonstrate how to handle a firearm safely and must participate in a live fire session in order to become certified. Traditional Field days typically last four hours.
The basic Hunter Education course will consist of topics to include: hunter ethics, hunter responsibility toward wildlife, the environment, landowners and the general public, archery and the history of modern day bowhunting, tree stand safety, history of firearms, blackpowder and muzzleloading firearms, knowledge of modern firearms and ammunition, proper gun handling and storage, marksmanship fundamentals, hunt preparation: specific laws and various equipment, principles of wildlife management and wildlife identification, survival, hypothermia, first aid.
The course is offered free of charge (excluding the online course) to anyone interested regardless of age; however, you must be nine years of age or older in order to become a certified hunter education graduate. Parents are encouraged to go through the course with their child. Parents who participate and who pass the test will receive hunter education course.
Visit tnwildlife.org and click on the Hunter Education tab. Scroll down til you see “Find A Class Near You”, and register today.
The Williamson County Ag Expo Park is located at 4215 Long Lane, Franklin 37064.