Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What is the Minnesota Adult Online Hunter Education Course?

A.The MN DNR has introduced a new online hunter education course for those students 18 years of age and older. It covers all required material plus additional material that is covered during a traditional field day.

Q. If I take the Adult Online Hunter Education Course do I need to attend a Field Day?

A. Students who complete the course have the option of taking a field day, but it is not required to receive their hunter education certification.

Q. What is the Minnesota Hunter Safety Course Field Day Voucher?

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

Q. Is the Minnesota Hunter Safety Course Field Day Voucher the same as a Hunter Education Certificate?

A. No. The Field Day Voucher allows you to take part in a Firearm Safety Range & Field Day, where you will be issued a hunter education certificate once you have successfully completed all live fire exercises and the final hunter safety exam.

Q. How do I get my Hunter Education Certification when I complete the Minnesota Adult Online Hunter Education Course?

A. After you successfully complete the online course and pay the course fee, you will have access to your field day voucher. On page 2 of your voucher, you will see the MN DNR procedure on how to self-certify with the state.

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

A. The traditional Minnesota Firearm Safety Hunter Education Course is over 15 hours in length and is usually given over a number of weeknights and/or weekends. With the online hunter safety course, you can do the bulk of the course work from home. You will only need to attend a single firearm safety Range & Field Day to get your Minnesota Hunter Education Certificate.

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

A. Depending on your age, you may require a hunter education certificate in order to purchase a Minnesota Hunting License. For more information you can check out the Minnesota Hunting License and Hunter Education Requirements Page.

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

A. The Minnesota Hunter Safety Course can be completed in 5 Steps:

  1. Study the free Online Hunter Safety Course
  2. Pass each chapter's hunting safety test
  3. Successfully complete the hunter safety exam
  4. Purchase the Field Day Voucher
  5. Attend a Minnesota Firearm Safety Range and Field Day

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

A. The Adult Minnesota Hunter Safety Course can be completed in 5 Steps:

  1. Study the free Online Hunter Safety Course
  2. Pass each chapter's hunting safety test
  3. Successfully complete the hunter safety exam
  4. Purchase the Field Day Voucher & Self-Certify
  5. Optional: Attend a Minnesota Firearm Safety Range and Field Day

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 Firearm Safety Range & Field Day in your area before you get too far into the online course. Range & 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 and the final hunter safety test with a grade of at least 80%. This means you must obtain a grade of 8/10 on the chapter quizzes, and 40/50 on the final hunter safety test.

Q. How do I purchase the Field Day Voucher?

A. Once you have successfully completed the hunter safety course and want to take the final hunter safety test, you will be permitted to make payment for the course. The course fee is $24.95, and includes unlimited attempts at the hunter safety test. The Field Day Voucher is available once you pass the final online hunter safety course test.

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 Minnesota 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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