You need a hunter education firearms safety certificate to purchase a Minnesota firearms hunting license if you are born after December 31, 1979.

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Study and Pass the
$24.95 Online Course

Take the course wherever, whenever! Log in and study at your own pace. The course saves your progress wherever you leave off.


Attend the Field Day
(if applicable)

Students 11-15 years of age are required to take a field day.

Students who are 16 years of age and older are not required to take a field day.


Go Hunting

It's that easy! Simply print your Field Day Voucher and self-certify within the State of Minnesota.

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Do I need to take a field day in the State of Minnesota?


In order to obtain the Minnesota Hunter Education Certificate, Students 11-15 years of age must pass both the online and field day portions of the Firearm Safety Hunter Education Course.

Adult students who complete the course have the option of taking a field day, but it is not required to receive their hunter education certification. Minnesota students may complete their field day in a virtual online classroom.


What is the Minnesota Hunter Safety Course Field Day Voucher?


The Minnesota Hunter Safety Course Field Day Voucher is issued once you have completed the online course. The voucher is your admission ticket into a Minnesota DNR Range and Field Day where you will complete your training. Minnesota adult students may complete their field day in a virtual online classroom and are not required to attend an in-person field day.


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


After you successfully complete the online course, 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.


How much does it cost to self-certify with the State of Minnesota?


The DNR course fee is $7.50 for self-certification in the State of Minnesota.

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