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A. When you have completed the online portion, you'll spend some time in the field to finish your training.
A. You will need to complete some hands-on activities and a final exam.
A. You can easily register for a Field Day through the state website.
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After passing each chapter of the Illinois Hunter Education Course and receiving at least 80% on your online final exam (you can re-take the exam if required) you'll be qualified to attend a Field Day. Pay a one-time fee of $29.00 for your Field Day voucher. It is required that you show this voucher to your Field Day Instructor.
Note: If you are a military veteran, you are not required to attend a Field Day. After successfully completing the online self-study portion of the Illinois Hunter Education course, you'll be eligible to receive your Hunter Safety Card.
Now that you have your Field Day voucher, book a Field Day with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
At the Field Day, you'll spend half a day being guided through engaging activities, all which are designed to make you a safe and responsible hunter. After passing the Field Day, you'll be ready to purchase an Illinois hunting license!