Hunter Education Online
A Traditional Hunter Education Class or Online Hunter Education Course - Which is Best for You?
In addition to the traditional hunter education classes being offered in communities throughout the state, a Wyoming specific online hunter education course is available for those looking to obtain their hunter education certification. A traditional HE class averages 15 hours of classroom time while the online course time frame varies greatly depending on how long a student needs to complete all lessons and the required internet field day (IFD).
Due to the independent nature of the online course, younger students often have difficulty at internet field days. Younger students who choose this option are encouraged to work with adults to help understand the concepts presented.
Students with little or no gun handling experience may struggle with the firearms handling proficiency field test. IFDs are designed as a venue for students to demonstrate their firearm handling skills and lessons learned via the online HE course. In such cases where IFDs do not best meet student’s needs, registering for a traditional course is recommended.
Hunter Education Information
Hunter Education Registration
Requirements Prior to Attendance at an Internet Field Day
The Wyoming online HE course must be completed with an entrance voucher printed prior to being admitted to an IFD. The only accepted Wyoming online HE course, can be found at www.hunter-ed.com/wyoming
. All lessons for the Wyoming online course are completed via our sole vendor whereby a voucher may be generated upon course completion. The online vendor will charge $19.50 from each student to cover administrative costs and must be paid to generate the voucher.
Registration for all WGFD sanctioned IFDs is to be completed prior to a student attending the IFD and should be completed just prior to completing the final lesson. These entrance vouchers have a six month (180 day) expiration date from the date the online course is completed. Current listings for IFDs are updated weekly and are conducted each month at various locations around the state.
Hunter Education Course Schedule
Requirements During an Internet Field Day
Upon arrival, students confirm registration with the IFD assessor and present an IFD entrance voucher to be allowed to participate in the IFD assessments and final HE testing.
IFD assessors may charge up to $10 to defray out of pocket expenses used to cover IFD supplies.
When IFDs are full, occasionally pre-registered students do not show up at which time, walk-in students may be allowed admittance. Walk-in students have a strong likelihood of getting into these classes if they arrive on time and ready to go.
During the IFD, the assessor will review specific wildlife laws and regulations and hunter ethics activities. The assessor will measure the student’s firearm handling skills either through inert firearms or through live fire.
Review of Steps to Complete the Wyoming Online HE Course and the Accompanying IFD
1. Read all Wyoming hunter education and online HE requirements on the WGFD website.
2. Go to www.hunter-ed.com/wyoming
and complete all lessons and tests.
3. After successfully completing the online course students will be directed to pay $19.50 (to the online course vendor) to print an IFD entrance voucher.
4. Check the WGFD – Internet Field Day (IFD) course listing.
5. Register for an IFD on the HE course listing page, attend the IFD on this date and time.
6. Present voucher to field day assessor, engage in review lessons, assessment activities and final exam.
7. Receive a Wyoming HE temporary certificate of completion, which is valid for two weeks.
8. After two weeks, print a permanent HE certification card on the WGFD website.