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Official Arkansas Hunter Safety Course

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Take this Arkansas–approved course to complete your online hunter safety education. is a delegated provider for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

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Do you need Arkansas Hunting education?

You need education if you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1969, if you will be hunting in Arkansas.

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How to Get your Hunter Education Certificate in 4 Easy Steps

Step 1

est. 2–3 mins

Sign Up

Sign up for a Hunter Ed account, pay for the official course, and get started. It only takes a few minutes.

Step 2

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est. 3–4 hrs

Study & Pass the Online Course

Take the course on desktop, tablet or mobile. We automatically save your progress so you can learn at your own pace.

Step 3

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est. 1–5 mins

Print Your Temp Card Immediately

After passing the online course, you're able to print your hunter education certificate immediately.

Step 4

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Go Hunting!

That's it. You're ready to buy your tag and hit the field.

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Requirements

You must be at least 10 years old to take this online course.

You must be a resident of Arkansas to take the online course.

What to Expect From Hunter Ed

Live‐Action, High‐Definition Videos

Our course videos feature a combination of professional educators (who double as professional actors), entertaining storylines, and up‐to‐date scenarios that give you one of the most effective ways to learn safe hunting practices.

Watch this 73-second sample to see how we put you in the hunter’s camo.

Comprehensive Instruction in Arkansas Hunting Safety Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Hunting safety education established by Arkansas. Hunter Ed is the only safety course provider that develops print materials on behalf of government agencies responsible for Hunting laws and regulations.

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Learn Your Way on Any Device

Hunter Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

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Saved Progress

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.

Arkansas Approved

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
2 Natural Resources Dr. Little Rock, AR 72205

Made in the U.S.A.

This Arkansas hunter safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations in the state of Arkansas and worldwide.

How do I get my Arkansas Hunter Education Certificate?

1. Study and pass the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission–Approved online course.

Study and pass the $24.95 course. Throughout the Arkansas Hunter Ed Course, you’ll be tested on what you’ve learned.

2. Print your Hunter Education Certificate.

After successfully completing the online course, you’ll be able to immediately print out your Hunter Education Certificate.

3. Get your Arkansas Hunter Education Certificate.

You’ll be mailed your permanent Hunter Education Certificate within 2-3 weeks by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Get Started
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The deer hunting season In Arkansas is divided into numerous segments based on the hunting zones and methods one chooses. It’s important to consult the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) regularly, as the regulations change every year. The most up-to-date information regarding hunting seasons can be found on their official website. 

The most common hunting seasons practiced in Arkansas include archery, muzzleloader, and modern guns. Archery season begins in late September and lasts until the end of February. The start of muzzleloader season usually follows archery season, starting around early November and lasting for a few weeks. The modern gun season, which allows the use of firearms, is typically the most popular and runs for a shorter period, from November and December.

Most deer hunters in Arkansas find the most success during the rutting season, which typically occurs from late November to early December, region dependent. Deer activity usually increases during this time, since bucks are actively seeking mates. 

Anyone born on or after January 1, 1969, must complete a hunter’s education course to legally hunt without supervision in Arkansas. The only exceptions to this rule are those hunters with a valid hunting license from another state, hunt under the direct supervision of a licensed hunter of at least 21 years of age, or participate in a mentored hunting program. Be sure to check AGFC’s official website or contact them directly for the most up-to-date information regarding Arkansas Hunter education requirements.

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Arkansas Frequently Asked Questions

Price and Payment

How much does the Arkansas Hunter Ed Course cost?

The Arkansas Hunter Ed Course fee is $24.95.

Taking the Course

Do you need Arkansas Hunting education?

You need education if you were born on or after Jan. 1, 1969, if you will be hunting in Arkansas.

What is the minimum age to take this online course?

You must be at least 10 years old to take this online course.

Do I have to be a resident to take the Arkansas Hunter Ed Course?

You must be a resident of Arkansas to take the online course.

Course Approval and Acceptance

Is the Arkansas Hunter Ed Course approved by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission?

The Arkansas Hunter Ed Course is approved and accepted by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Is my Arkansas Hunter Education Certificate accepted elsewhere?

All U.S. states, provinces, and other countries that have mandatory hunter education requirements will accept the Arkansas Hunter Education Certificate. Likewise, Arkansas will accept Hunter Education certifications that are issued by other jurisdictions that meet official IHEA-USA requirements. (This is known as “reciprocity.”)

Quizzes and/or Exams

I failed a unit quiz. Have I failed the course?

If you fail a unit quiz, you must restudy the unit and take the quiz again until you pass. You must score at least 80% on the unit quizzes to pass.

Do I have to take an online exam?

The Final Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 80% on the Final Exam to pass. You have 2 attempts to pass the Final Exam. If you do not pass the exam in the 2 attempts given, you will be required to repeat the entire course. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.

About Your Certification

What is the proof of online Arkansas Hunter Ed Course completion?

Once you pass the Final Exam and pay for the Hunter Education Certificate, you will be able to immediately print out the Hunter Education Certificate. This is your proof of online course completion. You can print the Hunter Education Certificate right then, and/or request that a PDF be emailed to you.

What is the permanent Arkansas Hunter Education Certificate?

The Hunter Education Certificate is proof that you have successfully completed all the education requirements. The Hunter Education Certificate will arrive within 2-3 weeks after you complete all certification requirements.

Replacement of Lost or Damaged Documents

How do I replace my Hunter Education Certificate if I’ve lost it or it has been damaged?

To replace a lost, destroyed, or damaged Hunter Education Certificate, go to

We’re people, not robots.

Your Hunter Ed course comes with a dedicated customer service team made up of real people, not robots. We’re here to provide assistance to you through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

We’re available to help you:

Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm CST
Sat-Sun 8am to 5pm CST
1-800-830-2268 (toll free)

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