The Illinois Field Day

In order to complete the Illinois hunter education requirements, you must pass both the online and Field Day portions of the hunter education course.

Important Field Day Information

Locating and Signing Up for the Field Day

After passing the online portion of Illinois Department of Natural Resources hunter education course, you will need to locate and sign up for the required Field Day.

To locate and sign up for the Field Day in your area, go to http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/safety/Pages/OnlineSelfStudyCourse.aspx.

Warning! Passing the online course does not guarantee you a spot at the Field Day.

What To Expect at the Field Day

At the Field Day, you must successfully complete the remaining course requirements, which include: 4–6 hours of instruction, a field exercise, a live-fire exercise, and Illinois’s Hunter Education Certification exam.

Important Bring your Illinois Field Day Voucher to the Field Day as proof of having completed the online course.

After attending and passing the Field Day portion of the hunter education requirement, you will receive your Illinois Hunter Education Certificate.

Hunter Education Documents

Field Day Voucher
The Illinois Field Day Voucher is proof that you have successfully completed the online portion of your hunter education requirement. Students must present the Field Day Voucher at the Field Day to gain admittance.

Illinois Hunter Education Certificate
The Illinois Hunter Education Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the hunter education requirements and can legally hunt in the state of Illinois. You will receive the Hunter Education Certificate from Illinois Department of Natural Resources after successfully completing the Field Day.

Replacement

If you have already received the Hunter Education Certificate and need a replacement certificate, you can contact Illinois Department of Natural Resources at http://www.dnr.illinois.gov.

To replace a lost or destroyed Field Day Voucher, log in to the course and print a new one.