Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What is the Illinois Hunter Education Field Day Voucher?

A. The Illinois Field Day Voucher is issued once you have completed the Illinois Online Hunter Safety Course. The voucher is your admission ticket into a Illinois Hunter Safety Field Day where you will complete your hunter safety training and obtain your Illinois Hunter Education Certificate.

Q. Is the Illinois Field Day Voucher the same as a Hunter Education Certificate?

A. No. The Field Day Voucher is proof that you have passed the online hunter safety course and allows you to take part in a Hunter Safety Field Day, where you will be issued a hunter education certificate once you have successfully completed all activities and the final hunter safety exam.

Q. What is the advantage of taking the Online Hunter Safety Course?

A. The traditional Illinois hunter safety classroom course lasts a minimum of 10 hours and is usually given over the span of a weekend or several weeknights. With the online hunter safety course, you can do the bulk of the course work from home in an interactive and engaging online environment. Thanks to HUNTERcourse.com's professionally narrated course content, detailed illustrations and over 60 interactive animations, you will have fun learning all the aspects of hunting and firearm safety and only have to show up to a single 5-7 hour instructor-led hunter safety Field Day to get certified.

Q. Do I need to take this course to obtain a hunting license?

A. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1980 must have a valid hunter education certificate before they can obtain an Illinois hunting license. For more information you can check out the Illinois Hunting License and Hunter Education Requirements Page.

Q. What steps do I need to take to complete the Online Hunter Safety Course and obtain my Illinois Hunter Education Certificate?

A. The Illinois Hunter Safety Course can be completed in 4 Steps:

  1. Study chapter 1 of the Online Hunter Safety Course
  2. Purchase the Hunter Safety Field Day Voucher
  3. Pass each chapter’s hunting test
  4. Attend a IDNR Hunter Safety Field Day to get certified.

Q. When can I take the Online Hunter Safety Course?

A. The online hunter safety course is available to anyone at any time. However we strongly recommend that you locate a Hunter Safety Field Day in your area before you get too far into the online course. Field Days might be difficult to find in certain areas, so plan ahead!

Q. How do I pass the online hunter safety course?

A. In order to pass the online hunter safety course and get your Field Day Voucher, you must pass each chapter quiz with a grade of at least 80%.

Q. How do I purchase the Hunter Safety Field Day Voucher?

A. Once you have successfully completed chapter 1 of the hunter safety course, you will be asked to make payment for the Field Day Voucher. The one-time course fee is $24.95.

Q. Why is it important to learn gun safety and take a hunter safety class?

A. Contrary to popular belief, hunting is one of the safest sports around. This is mainly due to the fact that most hunters take gun safety and hunting safety very seriously. Careless or reckless behavior while hunting can lead to serious injury to one self or to innocent bystanders. This is why Illinois requires most hunters to take hunter education courses, and to follow the 10 rules of firearm safety at all times when hunting.

Q. What are the technical requirements to take the online hunter safety course?


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